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"Fermi gamma ray map of the
solar flares and CMEs"
As we head into the Solar Max year ( latter half of 2011 and year of
2012 ), we will see more CME Coronal Mass Ejections
( bombardment of radiation ) and solar flares , both of which disrupt
all LEOs ( low earth orbiting ) telecom satellites.
Telecom satellites control our grids of electricity and electronics,
our gas and oil pipelines, our autos, our GPS and navigation systems
etc. If you access "spaceweather.com", you will get a daily update on
the sun's activity.
Fermi Gamma Ray Map of the Skies
"Fermi can provide data on solar flares and coronal mass ejections
helping experts to protect satellites and astronauts against the
particles pushed out by the shock wave.
"The point with Fermi is that it's so sensitive it's likely going to
pick up events never seen before," said Gerald Share, a high-energy
astrophysicist from the University of Maryland.
"It's just opening up a whole new window to monitor the flares and
solar energetic particles at a weaker level than we normally see," he