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Solar Storm

If just one solar storm hit Earth it would wreck life as we know it. Our electricity supply and communications network would be destroyed, returning civilisation to the 18th century. Stuart Clark asks is there any way we can protect ourselves? With no warning, the lights go out. A sudden loss of electrical power has struck the whole country. Air traffic control goes offline, hospitals switch to back-up generators and as you wait it out at home a stunning aurora dances in the sky above your head.


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