Today Could Be Weird


Sun-flare energy from Tuesday’s “biggest solar storm in five years” is apparently hitting the planet as we speak, meaning there might be GPS wackiness, unexpected auroras, and wild power surges. (“Power grid operators have all been alerted,” says a space-weather scientist (!). “It could start to cause some unwanted induced currents.”) Or the whole thing could pass us by undetected. But, a brief quiz.

1. Which is better?
a. “The storm is expected to create strong disruptions due to an odd combination of intense magnetic, radio and radiation emissions.”
b. “The storm is expected to create strong disruptions due to an odd combination of intense magnetic, radio and radiation emissions.”

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