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August 28 1859 First recorded GMD

August 28 1859 First recorded GMD

The first recorded example of the negative effects of solar activity on human society was an unprecedented solar storm that raged from 28 August through 2 September 1859 (cycle 10), in which telegraph systems all over Europe and North America failed.

March 13 1989 Hydro-Quebec

March 13 1989 Hydro-Quebec

Geomagnetic disturbances (GMDs) are natural occurring events that are known to negatively affect the normal operation of modern technology. One of the major causes for these disturbances is the sun. In addition to supplying visible light that is essential for most of the life on Earth, the sun emits other forms of energy. ¬†These other […]

Supernova Explosion 2.8 Million Years...

Supernova Explosion 2.8 Million Years Ago

    In 2002, researchers from the Cluster of Excellence Origin and Structure¬†with the Universe at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen began looking at fossil remnants of iron-eating bacteria found on the ocean floor. Nuclear astrophysicist Shawn Bishop What the scientist found was Iron 60 is a rare element that only forms inside a The bacteria […]