Richard Carrington

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First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Crippling solar storm barely missed Earth

, the sun unleashed two massive clouds of plasma that could have caused a catastrophic encounter with the Earth's atmosphere.These plasma clouds, known as coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, comprised a solar storm thought to be the most powerful in at least ... [Published Idaho Statesman - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 2 reports

Near Miss: The Solar Superstorm of July 2012

If an asteroid big enough to knock modern civilization back to the 18th century appeared out of deep space and buzzed the Earth-Moon system, the near-miss would be instant worldwide news.Two years ago, Earth experienced a close shave just as perilous, ... [Published Space Daily - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 3 reports

NASA: Earth narrowly missed crippling solar storm in recent years

Earth missed a potentially catastrophic encounter with a solar storm by one week in 2012, physicists report."I have come away from our recent studies more convinced than ever that Earth and its inhabitants were incredibly fortunate that the 2012 eruption ... [Published Deseret Morning News - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXXXVI: Missed Carrington Event Edition

One classic history parlor game is to imagine alternative scenarios to actual events, of which DK'ers can come up with all too many possible candidates where we wish history had worked out differently.  In science, one interesting recent report is of ... [Published Daily Kos - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

2012 solar superstorm just missed causing global damage

Recent studies find that a large solar eruption in 2012 could have fried vast swaths of electronic systems worldwide  if it had impacted the earth:Near Miss: The Solar Superstorm of July 2012 – NASA Science Newt Gingrich’s Space Nightmare Almost Came ... [Published HobbySpace - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 5 reports

Powerful Solar Storm Narrowly Missed Earth In 2012, But It Could Happen Again

A powerful solar storm erupted on the surface of the sun and narrowly missed Earth in 2012, but scientists believe a similar storm could occur again, seriously affecting the planet’s electrical networks, according to a new report.If the solar storm on ... [Published International Business Times - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Two CMEs in 2012 Almost Knocked Out Earth's Electrical Systems

The world almost came to an end in 2012, when two coronal mass ejections (CME) erupted from the Sun on June 23, 2012.In one of the strongest solar storms ever recorded, the Sun sent a burst of energy through Earth's orbit that could have crippled electrical ... [Published Auto World News - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

A Solar Storm Almost Ended Life As We Know It In 2012

The world as we know it almost came to an end in 2012 — but it happened before the Mayan calendar came to its end. Instead, one of the strongest solar storms ever recorded sent a burst of energy through Earth's orbit that could have crippled electrical ... [Published Business Insider - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 2 reports

The Solar Storm That Nearly Destroyed Civilization As We Know It

Two years ago, we apparently came alarmingly close to an event that we could not have possibly avoided which would have had widespread devastating consequences: On July 23, 2012, the sun unleashed two massive clouds of plasma that barely missed ... [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Solar Storm Almost Pushed Earth Back To Dark Ages In 2012

A billion-ton cloud of magnetized plasma erupting from the Sun missed the Earth by just one weekOn July 23, 2012, the whole world was going about its daily chores, fully unaware that an “ extreme solar storm ” could have knocked the human life back to ... [Published Value Walk - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 3 reports

COLUMN-Time to be afraid - preparing for the next big solar storm: Kemp

(The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters)LONDON, July 25 (Reuters) - The probability of a solar storm striking Earth in the next decade with enough force to do serious damage to electricity networks could be as high ... [Published CNBC - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

The world really did come close to disaster in 2012

In spite of what fantasists, conspiracy theorists, incompetent interpreters of the Mayan calendar and Roland Emmerich suggested, the world did not end on the 21st of December 2012.But earlier that year, on the 23rd of July, the world really did come extremely ... [Published The Week Magazine - Jul 25 2014]

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Preparing for the next big solar storm [Published Japan Times - Jul 29 2014]
Near Miss: The Solar Superstorm of July 2012 [Published Space Daily - Jul 28 2014]
Solar flare’s impact under-estimated [Published EE Publishers - Jul 28 2014]
About That ‘World-Ending’ Solar Storm... [Published Daily Beast - Jul 28 2014]
Crippling solar storm barely missed Earth [Published Idaho Statesman - Jul 28 2014]
Time to be afraid - preparing for big solar storm [Published Trade Arabia - Jul 27 2014]
NASA: Earth narrowly missed crippling solar sto... [Published Deseret Morning News - Jul 27 2014]
Time to be afraid - preparing for the next big ... [Published The News International - Jul 27 2014]
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDXXXVI: Miss... [Published Daily Kos - Jul 27 2014]
Solar Super Storms Could Hit Earth at any Time [Published The Utah People's Post - Jul 26 2014]
Solar ‘superstorm’ missed Earth in 2012 — but a... [Published PBS - Jul 26 2014]
2012 solar superstorm just missed causing globa... [Published HobbySpace - Jul 26 2014]
Two CMEs in 2012 Almost Knocked Out Earth's Ele... [Published Auto World News - Jul 26 2014]
Powerful Solar Storm Narrowly Missed Earth In 2... [Published International Business Times - Jul 26 2014]
How a storm on the sun almost wreaked havoc on ... [Published Christian Science Monitor - Jul 26 2014]
Solar 'superstorm' narrowly missed Earth in 2012 [Published CTV News - Jul 26 2014]
A Solar Storm Almost Ended Life As We Know It I... [Published Business Insider - Jul 25 2014]
Earth Almost Hit by Solar Storm That Would Have... [Published The Guardian Express - Jul 25 2014]
The Solar Storm That Nearly Destroyed Civilizat... [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - Jul 25 2014]
Solar Storm Almost Pushed Earth Back To Dark Ag... [Published Value Walk - Jul 25 2014]
Scientists: Earth Narrowly Escaped Devastating ... [Published Opposing Views - Jul 25 2014]
The world really did come close to disaster in ... [Published The Week Magazine - Jul 25 2014]
COLUMN-Time to be afraid - preparing for the ne... [Published CNBC - Jul 25 2014]
'Pushed back to the Stone Age': massive solar s... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Jul 25 2014]
Near Miss [Published The Moderate Voice - Jul 24 2014]
Solar super storm: near miss threatened life as... [Published The First Post: Latest - Jul 24 2014]
Weather Gang: How a solar storm nearly destroye... [Published Washington Post - Jul 23 2014]
Space News: Remembering the near miss and Solar... [Published Lake County News - Jul 23 2014]
Weather Check [Published Air Traffic Management - Jun 30 2014]
Bespoke knee replacement helps skier back on th... [Published Spire Healthcare - Jun 27 2014]
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The Solar Storm That Nearly Destroyed Civilizat... [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - Jul 25 2014]
Two years ago, we apparently came alarmingly close to an event that we could not have possibly avoided which would have had widespread devastating consequences: On July 23, 2012, the sun unleashed two massive clouds of plasma that barely missed ...
Near Miss [Published The Moderate Voice - Jul 24 2014]
In July of 2012 the earth had a near miss, a huge coronal mass injection barely missed the earth .  Such an event did hit the earth in 1859′ Before July 2012, when researchers talked about extreme solar storms their touchstone was the iconic Carrington ...
Hearing: Electric Grid Vulnerable to EMP [Published Washington Free Beacon - May 08 2014]
Experts on Capitol Hill Thursday warned that an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack aimed at the nation’s electrical grid could leave the majority of Americans dead. The hearing, “Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP): Threat to Critical Infrastructure,” before ...
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