2012 Solar Bomb
Earth will feel the wrath of a solar storm due to hit in 2012 that astronomers are warning will be violent and dangerous to essential technology systems. Chaos could ensue as the expected solar storm could knock out satellites in orbit, and effect power grids on Earth. The National Academy of Sciences warns that a storm of this level could result in "1 to 2 trillion dollars in damages to society's high-tech infrastructure and require four to 10 years for complete recovery".
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