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Big Ass Solar Flare

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Football_Bat, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    X-class flare erupted Thursday and is headed straight for Earth. It might trigger auroras way south tonight.

  2. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Is this about a solar flare or Serena Williams? Or both?
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    From a legitimate news source where people actually know something about science, as opposed to the Hysterical Apocalyptic Panic Network, where they do not:

  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Coronal Mass Ejection - great name for a band or a cocktail.
  5. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    So it says we can expect some gps, radio and power grid destruction, but how bad is my question? will it wipe out a power grid like it did in Quebec in 1989?
  6. jambalaya

    jambalaya Member

    I'm TOTALLY buying that Star Trek Enterprise-shaped pizza cutter advertised in that space.com pop-up ad!

  7. Greenhorn

    Greenhorn Active Member

    I always wondered what BASF stood for.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    A BASF in 2006 caused Northern Lights as far south as Texas. I saw them and didn't know what I was looking at, at first.
  9. In a related story, Fox News blamed President Obama for doing nothing to halt the spread of solar flares.
  10. mb

    mb Active Member

    They didn't make the solar flare. They made the solar flare better.
  11. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    MSNBC's Al Sharpton wants to know why George Bush didn't let the the sun shine as brightly in African American neighborhoods
  12. crimsonace

    crimsonace Active Member

    FYI, the story linked above from FNC was written by space.com.
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