Cosmic Rays are heading our way

This is … interesting …

… radiation from deep space is not only intensifying, but also doing so faster than previously predicted. …

Galactic cosmic rays come from outside the solar system. They are a mixture of high-energy photons and sub-atomic particles accelerated toward Earth by supernova explosions and other violent events in the cosmos. … The sun's magnetic field and solar wind combine to create a porous 'shield' that fends off cosmic rays attempting to enter the solar system.

… Cosmic rays penetrate commercial airlines, dosing passengers and flight crews …. Some research shows that cosmic rays can seed clouds and trigger lightning, potentially altering weather and climate. …Cosmic rays will intensify even more in the years ahead as the sun plunges toward what may be the deepest Solar Minimum in more than a century.

Via SpaceWeather.com, 05 March 2018.

Miraz Jordan @Miraz