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Solar storms are increasing, but don’t lose sleep over an ‘internet apocalypse’

Despite what many headlines have been saying, there’s no internet apocalypse on the horizon.

Worries about such a months-long catastrophe began brewing on social media platforms not long after a 2021 study titled “Solar Superstorms: Planning for an Internet Apocalypse” suggested that a major solar storm could severely damage internet cables — specifically those under the sea that connect continents and help power the global internet. (The study was presented at a data communication conference in 2021 but has yet to appear in a peer-reviewed journal.)

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