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 Post subject: Carrington Events
PostPosted: January 9th, 2017, 7:13 pm 
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A Carrington event is a highly energetic solar flare (probably more powerful than the X9 that damaged the GOES 13 satellite) that, if it hits the Earth, would almost certainly cause havoc to one or more major electrical grids. Brad Schaefer of LSU's Department of Physics and Astronomy will be at the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society meeting tonight (7pm at the Highland Road Park Observatory) to discuss the possibility of a future Carrington event, and whether we are prepared. The talk is aimed at a general adult audience and has no admission fee.

More information:
https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/06may_carringtonflare


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