Solar storm surge ‘not over yet’ BBC

Scientists are warning that the spurt of dramatic solar activity may not be over yet. One astronomer described the two large gas clouds that reached the Earth earlier this week as ‘unprecedented.’ However, experts say that although unusual, the events are not beyond the bounds of ‘normal’ solar activity. En route to the Red Planet, the Mars Express spacecraft was hit by the cloud of charged particles but it was designed to withstand these events.