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August 30, 2021


A Bad Solar Storm Could Cause an ‘Internet Apocalypse'

At the SIGCOMM 2021 data communication conference on Thursday, Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi of the University of California, Irvine presented “Solar Superstorms: Planning for an Internet Apocalypse,” an examination of the damage a fast-moving cloud of magnetized solar particles could cause the global internet. Abdu Jyothi’s research points out an additional nuance to a blackout-causing solar storm: the scenario where even if power returns in hours or days, mass internet outages persist. 

Read the full story at Wired.

A Bad Solar Storm Could Cause an ‘Internet Apocalypse'

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