VIDEO: 'How Solar Storms Could Fry the World’s Infrastructure' - WSJ Future of Everything

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The Wall Street Journal reports on solar storms and their potential impact on the world economy, infrastructure and electronics.

"Power grids and much of our infrastructure are susceptible to solar storms that have a nearly 10% chance of happening per decade. Economists estimate a severe storm could cost billions, if not trillions, in damage. Solar storms often contain a few major components: solar flares, solar energetic particles and coronal mass ejections. These space weather events could knock out satellites as well. ..."

Key Words: Sun, Solar Storms, Infrastructure, Electronics

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