‘Internet apocalypse’: strong solar storm could take the world offline for weeks, even months

A new study has warned that a solar superstorm, which occurs once in about a century, could plunge the world into an “Internet apocalypse,” keeping much of society offline for weeks or even months. The Sun constantly bombards the Earth with electromagnetic particles. These particles – which make up the solar wind – are usually … Read more

How was our solar system born? Study finds new clues

A study of the Ophiuchus star-forming complex offered new insights into the conditions under which our own solar system was born. The study results were published in the journal Nature Astronomy. An active star formation region in the constellation Ophiuchus is giving astronomers new insights into the conditions in which our own solar system was … Read more