Solar storm could wipe out modern technology

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(EXPRESS) — THERE is a one in eight chance that the Earth will be hit by a huge solar storm by 2020 which could potentially leave the world without Internet, phone service and many more services that modern-day humans rely on.

Researchers have warned that there is roughly a 12 percent chance that a solar storm could smash into Earth by the end of the decade.

The powerful event would likely be as huge as the Carrington Event, which occurred on 1859. The solar storm which hit 150 years ago was so powerful that its southern auroras could be seen as far north as Queensland in Australia.

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