How Solar Storms Could Knock Out Our Power Grid

From NOVA PBS Official.

Solar storms can hit close to home—and have the potential to affect our power grid and cause widespread blackouts.

Watch how researchers and engineers are working to make sure important infrastructure—like our power grid—is protected from geomagnetic disturbances caused by space weather.

PRODUCTION CREDITS:

Produced by:
Angelica Coleman
Caitlin Saks

Production Assistance:
Lorena Lyon
Christina Monnen

Music:
APM

Archival:
Storyblocks
American Geophysical Union
NOAA
NASA Johnson
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/SDO
NASA/SDO/STEREO/ESA/SOHO/Wiessinger
National Geophysical Data Center/David Miller

SFX:
cameronmusic/Freesound/CC BY 3.0
JavierSerrat/Freesound/CC BY 3.0

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