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Living With A Star and Space Weather

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AngelicView: Did you know that weather exists out in space? Do you know how it can affect you? Sometimes I’ll say within a group of people (who I won’t name), “Wow! There was a giant CME blast today! Good thing it wasn’t Earth directed or we’d be in big trouble!” And the people around me look at me as if I’m speaking a foreign language – because to them, I am. They just haven’t heard of space weather.

Did you know that the space weather – caused by the activity on the sun – has the potential to take out our satellites and our power grid? And these things cannot be fixed within a short period of time – it would take years. Imagine for a minute living for years without power. And the thing is… is that scientists know how to protect our power grid from being zapped by our sun – but they cannot force the power companies to implement this fairly easy task. But our lawmakers can force the power companies to protect our grid. We, as the people of planet Earth, just need to put the pressure on them to address it and the first step is to educate ourselves on the subject.

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