posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 09:52 PM
Shooting thermonuclear weapons into the sun would have about as much effect as peeing in the ocean, or passing gas during a hurricane. Trust me, no
one's going to notice.
To the best of my knowledge (and of course, I'm not an expert), solar flares aren't going to wipe out our power infrastructure. They could wipe out
the more delicate components of it, those relying on computers. At least they could, in theory. In practice, electronic circuits are fairly
The flares aren't going to wipe out the generators, however, nor will they fry the transmission lines.
I'd be more concerned about our satellites. I imagine they've got some sort of protective circuitry, but I don't know how much they can take. If
we lose a bunch of those, we might lose some of our communications abilities, though the land-based lines would still survive.
I wouldn't worry too much about this, simply because 1) nothing much is likely to happen, and 2) there's not a thing we can do about it at this