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UA magnetic storm is expected to hit Earth tomorrow. It is due to a solar flare that took place a few days ago. What consequences will this storm have on life on Earth?
Yael Naze, astrophysicist from the University of Liège, was interviewed by RTL. “There aren’t many consequences for life on Earth. We know that there are a few more bees and cetaceans that get lost. But it is above all for our technology that this will have consequences. We are going to experience more noises and problems. »
At the level of the satellites too, there will be some consequences. “They get charged particles, which creates short circuits for them. But since it takes several days for the solar flare particles to arrive, we have time to prepare. “For example, we put the satellites in “sleep” mode, to avoid major problems. »