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High Levels of Solar Activity Could Knock Out Internet for Months

A solar spot in the center of the sun is captured from which the first X-class flare was emitted in four years on Feb. 14, 2011. (Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 17 November 2023 07:17 AM EST

While the Pentagon remains focused on hardening the grid to stave off potential electromagnetic pulse attacks capable of completely knocking the country's electronics offline, a similar threat could come from a natural occurrence.

Researchers warn that the same solar storm energy that delivers the wondrous Northern Lights is capable of creating utter chaos if a solar flare erupts and winds up striking the power grid.

Marisa Herman

Marisa Herman, a Newsmax senior reporter, focuses on major and investigative stories. A University of Florida graduate, she has more than a decade of experience as a reporter for newspapers, magazines, and websites.

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While the Pentagon remains focused on hardening the grid to stave off potential electromagnetic pulse attacks capable of completely knocking the country's electronics offline, a similar threat could come from a natural occurrence.
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