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Opening of UK Met Office Solar Storm Centre
The Met Office has opened a new forecast centre dedicated to so-called "space weather".

The term describes the disruptive influence that storms at the surface of the Sun can have at Earth. The worst of these events can disturb satellites, power grids and radio communications.

Solar storms are now listed as one of most serious threats facing the UK on its National Risk Register, along with flu and volcanic eruptions in Iceland.
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