GPS-dependent America is one solar storm away from collapse

Global positioning system (GPS) satellites are extremely vulnerable to massive solar storms

 If they go down, GPS-dependent infrastructure such as electric grids

 If they go down, GPS-dependent infrastructure such as electric grids

Solar storms occur when the sun emits massive bursts of energy in the form of solar flares

which are powerful expulsions of charged particles and magnetic energy.

These two events are not directly dangerous to life on Earth

since the planet’s magnetic field deflects any harmful radiation and charged particles that the sun

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