Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Take a 0.5mm Mechanical Pencil Lead

. . . and hold it up next to your screen. The point is the size of your home planet. This picture is the biggest solar flare seen in several years. Awesome, and possibly going to smash some terrestrial power grids.

Hat tip Washington's Blog where you can also find a some video and a dire warning. Scroll down to the second video and think for a second how much energy just blasted off into space. Global warming? Get inside that perimeter and you've got global missing!

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