Are you at risk from solar storms? Map reveals Minnesota is worst hit by blasts that can knock out power for millions



Solar storms threaten Earth about every 100 years and experts warn we are overdue.
Now, researchers have released the first ever map that shows which areas of the US are at high risk of being hit by the next intense storm.
The map was built using geomagnetic storm measurements and data from magnetic materials beneath the Earth - revealing Minnesota is particularly at risk of being blasted by solar material.
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HOW WAS THE MAP MADE?  The team used s geomagnetic storm measurements and data from magnetic materials beneath the Earth - known as a magnetotelluric survey.... read more

 
17 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 43
Source: Daily Mail
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