The astrophysicist and heliophysics expert broke from conventional wisdom in saying a large coronal mass ejection (CME) far weaker than the 1859 flare could wreak extreme havoc on our technology-driven society.
“CMEs are this massive amount of energized, magnetized particles that are essentially belched out by the sun from time to time. These structures can be huge, huge, much bigger than our planet, other bigger planets,” Guhatakurta said.
The NASA scientist made the comments during a Peak Prosperity podcast.
“I think to bring our modern society to a halt, I do not think we need an event that is as large as a Carrington Event.It could be much smaller, simply because of the connectedness of our power grid and also the entire technological system. We do not know how to operate without our GPS system."
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