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originally posted by: 727Sky
The sun spot that sent the 9.3 X-flare to earth last week has just released a X-10 or larger flare towards Mars which will miss earth; lucky us . Sorry for those who can not view the video for the blast was very impressive.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: scubagravy
Yes, actually, lets move some people to Mars.
But only when we can go there and back within weeks not months, only when we develop active shielding which protects craft and crews from radiation from the Sun, only when we have the technology necessary to create shielded areas on Mars to protect pioneers from the dangers of life on a planet with a paper thin atmosphere.
Lets make it something other than a long, drawn out suicide mission.
The need for multi-planetary population will never go away. Its feasibility will only improve as time passes, unless we push the nuclear button and microwave our entire species of course, which would render the entire question somewhat moot.
originally posted by: Flavian
a reply to: 727Sky
Alternatively, you could build faraday cages around electrical items but whilst this would obviously work it seems remarkbly labour intensive.
If that's what they are telling you in that video they don't know what they are talking about. A flare is rated by the level of soft x-ray flux. CMEs are directional, X-rays are not. If we can see the flare, we can measure it.
With the direction it blew they can not tell.