Scientists predict that a solar storm will hit our earth today. Solar winds travel at a speed of more than 1.6 million kilometres per hour. Millions of tons of superheated gas shot off from the surface of the sun and hurtled 90 million miles toward Earth.
A stream of charged particles and high-speed solar winds were created when a hole opened up in the atmosphere of the sun. They may impact GPS, satellites & high-speed internet.
Human and robotic explorers across the solar system are also affected by solar activity. Research has shown, in a worst-case scenario, astronauts exposed to solar particle radiation can reach their permissible exposure limits within hours of the onset of an event. Surface-to-orbit and surface-to-surface communications are sensitive to space weather storms.