Can NASA’s solar storm studies avert the ‘internet apocalypse’?

The sun-bound Parker Solar Probe was aboard a rocket that launched at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in 2018

The emergence of an imminent solar storm has brought with it the remote possibility that within the next decade, people on Earth could be without Internet access for months.

If the Internet fails on such a large scale, the consequences could be devastating causing billions of dollars of losses per day to the US economy and hampering the production and supply chains of essential materials such as food and medicines. But NASA scientists are trying to prevent such a catastrophe by launching a probe years ago that will allow them to study and prepare for how a solar storm could affect the planet’s infrastructure.

So how likely is it that humanity will face what many have called the “Internet apocalypse?”

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