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How do solar storms damage things here on Earth?
« on: 28/02/2011 22:30:02 »
@dyltong asked the Naked Scientists:
   
How do the solar storms in the news work and how will they break electrical/electronic stuff?

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 28/02/2011 22:30:02 by _system »


 

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How do solar storms damage things here on Earth?
« Reply #1 on: 28/02/2011 23:07:08 »
The main problem is in long electrical conductors like power lines and telephone cables the magnetic field transients associated with solar storms induce large voltages and currents in them and this can cause damage to equipment attached to the lines
 

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