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