How even media websites scaremonger with doomsday tripe
This is a typical example of how even media websites are scaremongering with BS doomsday articles. Asylum.com & Asylum.co.uk have an article up on their sites, posted on June 15th, 2010 titled: End of the world in 2013 says NASA. As soon as we saw this article we wanted to check to see if they had proof, coming from Asylum this seemed highly unlikely, and whaddya know? No proof whatsoever. Nowhere in the article does it say NASA says the world will end in 2013 and you won’t find anything of the sort written by NASA anywhere else stating such a thing. The article title Asylum has used is an out right lie. Some people will use their brains and realise the article is pish and take no notice of it, Asylum are well known for posting such things, but others will take one look at the title and spread the article around as if the statement is true. Such an example of someone not using their brain when it comes to this situation can be found here. Using solar flares as this “end of the world scenario” is also, quite frankly, laughable. Not only that but it’s old news and has been debunked numerous times. Yes CME (Coronal mass ejection) events, along with solar flares, can disrupt radio transmissions, cause power outages (blackouts), and cause damage to satellites and electrical transmission lines. Solar flares strongly influence the local space weather of the Earth. They produce streams of highly energetic particles in the solar wind and the Earth’s magnetosphere that can present radiation hazards to spacecraft and astronauts. The soft X-ray flux of X class flares increases the ionization of the upper atmosphere, which can interfere with short-wave radio communication and can increase the drag on low orbiting satellites, leading to orbital decay. It’s hardly ‘doomsday’ stuff people, but rather more of a nuisance. Without going into too much detail here, we recommend you head over to 2012hoax.org and read their article on solar flares, what they can and cannot do and what we could expect around 2013 if we were hit by a large one.