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arcos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-03 06:43 PM
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Solar storm could spark catastrophe
Solar storm could spark catastrophe

A "perfect space storm" that occurred 144 years ago could happen again at any time with catastrophic consequences, scientists have warned.

Newly uncovered scientific data has shown the true extent of history's most massive electromagnetic storm which blew up on the first two days of September 1859.

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When the storm struck, the effects had a huge impact even on the limited technological landscape of the 19th century.

Within hours, telegraph wires in both the United States and Europe spontaneously shorted out, causing numerous fires.

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http://news.ninemsn.com.au/Sci_Tech/story_52695.asp

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9215 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-03 06:55 PM
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1. I thought that's what
circuit breakers, surge protectors, etc. were suppose to stop? :evilgrin:
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neverforget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-03 07:14 PM
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2. If it happens on Bushs' watch, he'll blame Clinton, ask for more
tax cuts, ask to drill in Alaska and give the no-bid contracts to Halliburton. :evilgrin:
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-03 09:15 PM
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3. I guess if
they can't blame it on Clinton's penis, they can blame it on solar action.

MzPip
:dem:
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Kitsune Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-03 09:33 PM
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4. or El Nio *nt*
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