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Solar Convection Cells Confirmed

By a team using data from NASA:

Besides proving theory correct, identifying giant cells on the  might help to better predict solar events that have a direct impact on us—solar flares, , etc.—all can wreak havoc on man-made electronics. Figuring out how to predict such events and to determine their size in advance could go a long way towards helping to build a system to automatically shut down sensitive equipment before such an event occurs.

Saving us from EMP events would be good, assuming we’re not hell-bent on letting Iran get us that way first.  I’m more interested in finding out if these cells can tell us if we’re headed for another Little Ice Age.

Posted in SciTech, Space.