The Sun Can Release ‘Superflares’ Which Could Disrupt Electronics On Earth, Should You Be Worried?
“- It can cause widespread black outs and shorting out communication satellites in orbit, scientists warn
– Astronomers probing the edges of the Milky Way have in recent years observed superflares -huge bursts of energy from stars that can be seen from hundreds of light years away
– Until recently, researchers assumed that such explosions occurred mostly on stars that, unlike Earth’s, were young and active
– Scientists from University of Colorado (CU) Boulder in the US have found that superflares can occur on older, quieter stars like our own — albeit more rarely, or about once every few thousand years
– If a superflare erupted from the sun, the Earth would likely sit in the path of a wave of high-energy radiation, researchers said”