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Space Weather Enterprise Forum Warnings

By Marc Boucher
June 4, 2013
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Space Storm Could Black Out US East Coast for Two Years – Expert, RIA Novosti
Severe space ‘weather’ can knock out satellite communications and GPS systems, expose space tourists and astronauts to dangerous levels of radiation, and even cause massive blackouts on Earth that could last up to two years, scientists and NASA officials warned at a conference here on Tuesday.
The United States population that is at risk of an extended power outage from a Carrington-level storm is between 20-40 million, with an outage duration of possibly 16 days to one to two years, said Kathryn Sullivan.

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