Scientists have discovered indications of a massive solar tsunami that impacted Earth's atmosphere


Scientists have discovered indications of a massive solar tsunami that impacted Earth's atmosphere about 9,000 years ago beneath the ice in Greenland and Antarctica.

A pulse of hot and magnetic plasma from the Sun caused this ancient superstorm, which is much larger than anything we've seen in recent history.

Scientists have been astounded by the discoveries' ability to anticipate when the Sun would emerge next.

When the Sun's activity is at its peak, solar storms occur on Earth every few years, but this ancient superstorm is on a different scale and appears to have reached a peaceful phase of the cycle. 

Period of the sun.

Scientists have cautioned in previous years that we are not adequately prepared for a solar storm of this magnitude.

Experts are still unsure how to foresee these rare but devastating events, and today's infrastructure is significantly more sensitive to geomagnetic damage.

When one of these hurricanes makes landfall tomorrow, it may have an impact on orbiting satellites and astronauts, as well as air traffic control systems, electrical grids, and underwater cables, resulting in travel restrictions, power outages, and worldwide internet disruptions that might last months.

Consider what happened in 1859, when our infrastructure was in jeopardy. 

The Carrington incident was a powerful solar storm that knocked out telegraph systems across Europe and North America and sent the aurora borealis all over the planet, from Australia to Hawaii to China and Mexico.

However, what happened 9,000 years ago may be repaid for this historic event.

Solar storms are most commonly caused by solar flares, also known as solar mass ejections. When the Sun spews almost a billion tons of active particles into space, these particles reach Earth's atmosphere within 15 hours if the spewing is strong enough.

Many radionuclides, such as carbon1, are produced in this reaction.

clo36, beryllium10, and beryllium10.

Traces of these rare isotopes could be found frozen in ice or locked in the substrate, which could help us better understand the history of intense solar occurrences on Earth.

New ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica have revealed some of the greatest beryllium10 and chlorine36 production peaks in Earth's history. There is considerable evidence that a catastrophic solar storm occurred around 9,125 years ago.

"It's time-consuming and expensive analytical effort," said Lund University geologist Raimund Muscheler.

"We were pleasantly surprised to discover such a high, which could indicate an unknown large solar storm accompanied with low solar activity," says the team.

This occurrence may be far larger than the biggest solar storm ever recorded in other ice cores and yearly rings dating back to 77, according to the ratio of chlorine36 to beryllium10 isotopes.

Both of these prehistoric storms are larger than anything we've seen since the 1950s, "posing a far-reaching threat to our society," according to the article's authors.

"These huge storms are not adequately incorporated in the risk assessment right now," Muscheler said. "This is the most important examination of the implications of these occurrences."

The study was published in the journal Nature Communications.

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