Steps that Should be Taken for Superwave Preparedness

    There is an over 90% likelihood that a superwave will arrive in the next 400 years, with a finite chance that one could arrive in the next decade.  Currently, radio astronomers are monitoring the cosmic ray synchrotron radiation activity of the Galactic core on a daily basis. They report their findings regularly in IAU (International Astronomical Union) circulars.  For the time being the Galactic core appears to be continuing in its quiescent state.  However, it is possible that its level of activity could change in the blink of an eye.  A superwave might arrive just as suddenly as a gamma ray burst.  To prepare for this eventuality, an early warning system needs to be set up and a plan of action needs to be put in place.  In this way, should there be signs of a significant core outburst and concomitant superwave cosmic ray arrival, the proper organizations around the world could be promptly notified so that the proper precautions are taken.  In this way, the impact of such an event could be drastically reduced.  

    More public education is need to increase the general awareness about the phenomenon and its potential threat to the Earth so that ways might be found of minimizing the effects of a superwave should one arrive.  More scientific papers need to be presented on research on this subject and media coverage of the subject is needed.  Astronomical and geological research needs to be conducted to learn more about this phenomenon.  For example, a more detailed analysis needs to be made of the concentrations of beryllium-10 and cosmic dust present in the ice age portion of the Earth's polar ice record which could be remnants of earlier superwave passages.

    In regard to the superwave EMP problem, there is a need to develop an awareness about this phenomenon so that if it does occur, nations in possession of nuclear devices do not misinterpret it as an aerial nuclear detonation attack.  Also there is a need to develop emergency plans to implement measures that will minimize the impact of a superwave's EMP on power and communications networks.  Recently, the U.S. National Research Council made a step in the right direction by publishing a report entitled Severe Space Weather Events: Understanding Societal and Economic Impacts which describes hazards to modern society that could occur should we experience a large magnitude solar storm, similar to the 1859 Carrington event solar flare.  The report is relevant from the standpoint of preparedness for a superwave hazard because many of the adverse effects it describes are the same as those that would occur during the arrival of a superwave, even one of relatively low magnitude.  The Starburst Foundation had warned the National Research Council and other government agencies about such hazards in their1989 public outreach project on superwaves.  Efforts need to be made to develop and implement user based alternative electrical energy generators so that the factories, hospitals, offices, and residents can disconnect from the electrical power grid.  The Starburst Foundation supports efforts to achieve this objective.


Close up of coronal loops over a solar flare made with the TRACE spacecraft in 2005
(courtesy of NASA/TRACE).

Coronograph showing the Sun
emitting coronal mass ejections


Mass Prayer and Meditation

    Perhaps one of the most effective thing that could be done to prevent or lessen the effects of an approaching superwave is collective prayer.  Prayer and meditation by millions or billions of people around the world conducted in synchronized fashion could have a real physical effect.  Experiments by Princeton University researcher Robert Jahn have shown that the average person is capable of producing psychokinetic effects, to move a target plate sufficiently to cause a change in an interferometer sensor.  Imagine what effect millions of people would have.  It is possible that through prayer we could protect the Earth from an oncoming superwave and deflect any harmful energy that might be approaching.  The Starburst Foundation supports all organizations conducting planetary healing prayer/meditations.  Examples of groups already organized to do this include the following:

2012 Global Healing Meditation (every Saturday at 8 PM GMT)


Currently, the Starburst Foundation is one of the few organizations researching this important astronomical phenomenon.  It is a scientific research institute dedicated to discovering how Galactic superwaves have affected our planet in the past, to implementing an international early-warning system for future events, and to investigating ways of lessening the adverse effects of superwaves on our planet.  The Starburst Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit U.S. corporation that is supported by charitable contributions.



Further information

Galactic center's current effects on the Sun and Earth

Did a gravity wave from a stellar explosion in our Galactic bulge trigger the December 2004 tsunami?

What the Next Superwave Might be Like