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How would a space super-storm affect us today?

Professor Sandra Chapman is part of the Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics in the Physics Department and is taking part in the British Science Festival happening on campus in September.

Details of Sandra's event at the British Science Festival are below.

Space super-storms

In 1859, astronomer Richard Carrington observed a solar flare; a massive solar eruption aimed at Earth.

This super-storm caused massive world-wide auroral displays and severe disruption to the global telegraph system. Will we see another Carrington-class super-storm? That is what Sandra is trying to understand.

Join her to explore what impact it would have today on our space-age, information-age society.