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    Solar Superstorm
    Britain must do more to prepare for a once-in-a-century "solar superstorm", according to experts.

    The Government is being urged by the Royal Academy of Engineering to set up a UK Space Weather Board to help cope with a massive radiation blast from the Sun.
    Such an explosion could trigger black-outs, knock out one in 10 satellites, and disrupt aircraft and GPS systems.
    Statistically a solar superstorm is likely to occur every 100 to 200 years.
    Although solar weather events happen regularly, the Earth has not experienced a superstorm since the start of the space age.

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