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NASA issues warning of solar superstorm 2012

• Terrence Aym
Could a superstorm generated by the sun destroy civilization as we know it in 2012? No less than NASA thinks it's a distinct possibility. In a remarkable move the normally conservative US space agency has taken the extraordinary step of warning the world. The headlines reverberating around the world speak volumes: 'Leaks discovered in Earth's magnetic field,' Solar storms to wreak havoc,' 'The end of life as we know it,' 'Magnetic shift to cause global superstorms.' Can such things really happen? NASA and the European Space Agency say yes.