The US Government Now Has A Plan To Deal With Space Weather
The U.S. government recently published a plan to protect us against destructive space weather that could damage billions of dollars of equipment.By Katie Link | November 3, 2015
If you're worried about space weather destroying life as we know it here on Earth, you can relax. The U.S. government has a plan. (Video via NASA)
Space weather refers to variations that occur in the area between the sun and the Earth. Think solar flares and solar energetic particles. Or, to put it more simply, think explosions of high-energy radiation from the sun.
A massive electromagnetic pulse from solar flares could destroy power grids and cost billions of dollars. That's why the White House is working on protection efforts.