The Mayan calendar was wrong - at least that's what it suggests is a warning from NASA, the U.S. space agency, on a possible solar storm can be devastating. The world order proclaimed, therefore, may be in May 2013 - not 2012, as provided for the ancient civilization.
If the prediction of NASA scientists is confirmed, the solar wind hurt telecommunication systems such as television and the Internet and energy, with effect 20 times more intense than that caused Hurricane Katrina.
Despite the distance from the Sun from Earth, about 150 million kilometers, NASA researchers are worried that large solar storm. That's because, according to studies, the Sun is increasingly active. In the future, if this activity continues to increase, people will be affected by solar storms are the same as the Earth's climate.
In 1859, a geomagnetic storm occurred on the size of the planned for 2013. Known as "Carrington Event", to be witnessed by astronomer Richard Carrington, the storm caused fires in telegraph offices, electrified transmission cables and produced intense auroras.
If it occurred, would take between four and ten years to repair the damage caused by the activity of the sun But NASA believes the damage may be minor, if researchers can predict with more accuracy yet the arrival of a storm. Thus, telecommunications companies and connected to electricity could avoid protecting their instruments.
The Stereo spacecraft, ACE and SDO transmit every minute updated information about what happens to the Sun This allows researchers to monitor and analyze the solar flares permanently. So for now, there is no reason to despair.