Warning: Solar Storms Ahead

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It’s getting increasingly stormy on the sun and that’s likely to cause problems on earth. A center in Boulder tracks solar activity 24/7 and sounds the alarm when storms there might interfere with earthly necessities like power grids and air travel. Ryan Warner speaks with Tom Bogdan, who heads the Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder. Click here for space weather forecasts and other information.

[June 30, 2011 Solar X-Ray Image: Space Weather Prediction Center]