Solar Superstorm Could Knock Out the Internet

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

NASA is warning that we are due for a once in a century Solar Superstorm, which could leave us here on Earth in virtual darkness. UK engineers have carried out a detailed assessment of the risks from solar superstorms, and say governments need to do more to protect against them. What is this crazy storm and what we can we do? Laci has the details.

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49 comments

Rettheran September 30, 2013 - 5:03 AM

You don't like clowns? :O

I GG September 30, 2013 - 9:55 PM

Hmm, why did i like this comment ?

Rick Steegers October 4, 2013 - 10:06 AM

so

Rick Steegers October 4, 2013 - 10:06 AM

vote here to backup the internet today

DerpMans Derpyskin October 5, 2013 - 10:27 AM

wow, sound simaler to Y2K much? And how is it goanna prevent us from using electricity? I mean the power plants might be out, but I have a generator.

TheAnimalCrossing Millipede October 7, 2013 - 12:51 PM

aaaaaaaaaaaaaasasa I can't go with out internet

TheAnimalCrossing Millipede October 7, 2013 - 12:51 PM

yes it mega I think it is panic no internet !!!!

TheAnimalCrossing Millipede October 7, 2013 - 12:52 PM

lollipop

solar panels October 8, 2013 - 7:01 AM

"Instead of the sun ejaculating semen…"

SUN STOP FAP

Thuggin Nugget October 8, 2013 - 9:57 AM

wish laci made one.

S Winegar October 14, 2013 - 3:22 PM

"…it's basically when the sun ejaculates all over the earth, but instead of semen, it's huge clouds of charged solar plasma…"

Time to sunblock the sun…

Cheesey October 19, 2013 - 10:59 PM

Agreed.

jack millan October 20, 2013 - 6:42 PM

It would take a couple hundred million to reinforce the satellites and a some other systems, given what's at stake I don't think that's too much.

Cheesey October 22, 2013 - 5:56 AM

We weren't talking about the reinforcing satellites and the systems, we were talking about backing it up, as in copying it somewhere else.

purple™ October 23, 2013 - 11:09 AM

MY PORN!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOO

PylonNA October 24, 2013 - 12:20 PM

Are you stupid?

PylonNA October 24, 2013 - 12:22 PM

the internet is 5 billion terrabytes or 1 trillion GB

tyler89557 October 29, 2013 - 6:23 PM

all the rage when men see ur braw… fuck

Kimmy Cub November 5, 2013 - 6:53 AM

He's not a clown.

Parablock Pictures November 21, 2013 - 6:32 AM

Disliked because of immature sex joke.

Beat Brony November 29, 2013 - 7:38 PM

omg sun ddosing earth :DD

Grim Reaper Gaming February 5, 2014 - 5:35 PM

Wow Laci had quite the potty mouth on this one.
I love me some Laci Green. She's so cute. :)

Jason Woo February 24, 2014 - 4:45 PM

i didn't noticed any blackouts or lights in my country

albertos pizza March 3, 2014 - 7:15 AM

Why does lil

albertos pizza March 3, 2014 - 7:15 AM

Why does laci always have to walk about sex

Phefonyawena March 12, 2014 - 1:31 AM

Ultimate Watch Dogs hack

Jonathan Flood March 16, 2014 - 6:06 AM

Well, if you think of it, I could be worse like some of the fire or what ever it is from the sun comes really close to the earth. I wouldn't mind with no technology. We would have better things to do.

Ricky Lahey March 24, 2014 - 8:50 AM

If we have 15 minutes that would be enough time to shut off essential technologies and power grids, we at least wouldn't be totally fucked

IplayXbox4funzies April 1, 2014 - 1:49 PM

1:10 her quote "The sun is going to blow its fucking load on the earth" lol

Brittany Taylor April 1, 2014 - 3:09 PM

Nice explanation laci!!! Lol!

Darian Stephens April 2, 2014 - 1:27 AM

So, uh, did it happen?

pokio55 April 18, 2014 - 12:13 AM

My COFFEE! 

pokio55 April 18, 2014 - 12:13 AM

AND MINECRAFT NUUUU

Michael Hamilton April 19, 2014 - 2:41 AM

0:03 Goose?

Steve Steele April 24, 2014 - 2:04 AM

I've never seen a female "combover" hairdo before. Not a great look.

Error May 6, 2014 - 10:11 PM

No work for a week or 2 DONE!!

Sparky June 5, 2014 - 4:10 AM

Sun is male confirmed

Kenzie Adams July 31, 2014 - 10:01 AM

When will this happen! I can't wait!

jack gavin August 12, 2014 - 11:16 PM

by the way there was SOHO which provided a quicker warning

jack gavin August 12, 2014 - 11:18 PM

and now there is SDO

Big Cazza August 30, 2014 - 12:58 PM

stop using computers, that we are currently viewing this on…

Al Harrington December 12, 2014 - 6:55 AM

i remember dis… i titerally stood a broom on its bristles-whatever theyre called for several hours bfore my brother nokd it over. i also did dis wit a knife

mcaeln January 12, 2015 - 3:39 AM

Go to 1:45 and she says the "s word!"

Cole Vaughn February 21, 2015 - 1:26 PM

My interwebs! GAHHH NO!

Christian Marzo November 27, 2015 - 3:16 AM

Thank you for reporting on this.

Stitches July 9, 2016 - 12:14 PM

HAHAHAHAHA, you actually did a jizz analogy :-D

kudos

Averyofthemain August 17, 2016 - 3:51 PM

I was about to subscribe until I saw lacy green, fuck it, anyone whose with her doesn't end up in my inbox.

Clark Venus October 1, 2016 - 5:08 PM

if the electricity are all cut out, oh man the sky would be lit.
I'm exited to see our own galaxy.

Ceebie Marx March 25, 2017 - 8:35 AM

I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT MY INTERNET! NUUUUU