Yes, solar storms are on the rise, but don’t lose sleep over an “internet apocalypse.”

Despite what many headlines have said, there is no internet apocalypse on the horizon. Concerns about such a long-running catastrophe began spreading across social media platforms not long after a 2021 study titled “Solar Superstorms: Planning for an Internet Apocalypse” suggested a major solar storm could severely damage internet wires. , especially those submarines that … Read more

Fear of an “Internet apocalypse” is brewing: How likely are impending solar storms to wreak havoc?

Fear of an “Internet apocalypse” is brewing: How likely are impending solar storms to wreak havoc?

Could solar activity be disturbing Earth’s atmosphere, causing widespread internet outages? (Getty Images) (NEXSTAR) Could a future solar storm knock out the Internet and plunge us all into the pre-telephone days? Sure, it’s possible. But that may not be very likely. In recent weeks, social media users have been speculating about the possibility of widespread … Read more

Can NASA’s solar storm studies avert the ‘internet apocalypse’?

August 12, 2018 - A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy lifts off from Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Sunday, .  Aboard the rocket is the Parker Solar Probe on a mission to the Sun. Delta IV launch

The emergence of an imminent solar storm has brought with it the remote possibility that within the next decade, people on Earth could be without Internet access for months. If the Internet fails on such a large scale, the consequences could be devastating causing billions of dollars of losses per day to the US economy … Read more