We’re all too familiar with the dangers posed by earthquakes, droughts, and hurricanes. But there’s another natural phenomena that represents a growing threat to our tech-driven society, and that’s space weather. And at long last, the US government seems to be taking the issue seriously.
There has been a giant magnetic explosion on the sun. A solar flare that scientists have classified as "extreme" is blasting its way towards our planet and could hit as early as Thursday.