Solar Flares: Mostly Harmless

Posted by on November 15, 2011
Last Updated: July 16, 2017

I’ve mentioned our sun’s destructive potential at least twice here at Stranger Dimensions, highlighting the fiery menace in The Ends Of The World: Solar Flares.

Even earlier this month, some were worrying about what would happen when the sun’s most active area turned in our direction.

Nothing horrible occurred in the days before and after that “benevolent monster” stared us down, but we’re still at risk. Right?

Well, NASA officials have been trying to calm the denizens of Earth by stating that “there simply isn’t enough energy in the sun to send a killer fireball 93 million miles to destroy Earth.” While coronal mass ejections could wipe out our electronics, as far as we can tell, solar flares just can’t go that extra distance to totally and completely annihilate life on our planet.

Thanks for raining on our doomsday parade, guys.

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About the Author Post by Rob Schwarz Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. He manages Stranger Dimensions in between changing aquarium filters and reading bad novels about mermaids.