11 Mar '12, 1pm

Someday, a Sun Storm Will Deliver More Than a Sky Show: Investing in our electric grid can protect us.

Well … legend has it that the great Red Sox slugger Ted Williams could do exactly that. Perhaps someday, a Teddy Ballgame of the space weather trade could help us get a firmer handle on incoming solar wallops. Because someday, perhaps soon with the sun in an active cycle, Old Sol is going to throw us a curveball that could inflict nasty damage to communications systems and the electric power grid. Let's focus on the power grid, which makes the difference between a 21st century life of abundance and convenience and an 18th century life of stoop labor and deprivation. This week's solar conniption was the result of a "coronal mass ejection," a burst of plasma that heaves billions and billions of ionized particles towards the Earth. Once those particles reach our planet, they slam into its magnetic field, lighting up skies in the far northern and southern latitudes with dramat...

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