The Fermi Paradox: Solar Flares

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Our Sun constantly froths with sunspots and solar flares, many larger than our planet, and yet these are dwarfed by Coronal Mass Ejections, such as the Carrington Event of 1859, which would have wiped out our communication and electric grid had it occurred today. For all of that, our Sun is far less volatile than most stars, and this may be a factor in why Earth has a technological civilization.

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The Fermi Paradox: Solar Flares
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur
Episode 292, May 27, 2021

Produced, Written, and Narrated by Isaac Arthur

Darius Said
Jason Burbank
Jerry Guern
Keith Blockus

Cover Art:
Jakub Grygier

Music Courtesy of Epidemic Sound


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