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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

Solar flares are bursts of energy given off by active stars periodically. Solar flares contain gamma radiation which can be used as a power source and they can devastate entire planets.

Historical significance

Because of this being the greatest solar flare for a thousand years, it can be assumed that another solar flare hit the Earth in about 2930.
  • Sometime after the 31st century, Human scientists predicted that due to solar flare activity the Earth would be uninhabitable for 5000 years, and froze a group of carefully selected humans in an "Ark" in space to repopulate the Earth thereafter. The rest of the humans were evacuated to Thermic shelters but were apparently not expected to survive trough the entire period. (DW: The Ark in Space)

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Memory-beta

Up to date as of February 02, 2010

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A solar flare is a violent eruption in a star's atmosphere which accelerates plasma into space.

In 2369 increased solar flare activity forced the shuttlecraft Goddard to drop out of warp, at which point a particularly large wave hit it, causing the shuttle to spiral out of control and crash on a near-by planet, Riat. Once on Riat the interference from the solar flares also caused problems with Geordi La Forge's VISOR, forcing him to make an adjustment to compensate for the electromagnetic feedback.

Riat was home to a Dracon monastery, however the stranded away team found the resident monks were less than peaceful; The monastery’s water supply had been infected by an algae, which after prolonged exposure to radiation from the solar flare activity washing over the planet had mutated. When the monks drank the water they mutated, becoming savages, possibly cannibalistic.

Meanwhile on the USS Enterprise-D efforts to locate the shuttle were being hampered by the solar flare's interference with sensors. When they did eventually find the shuttle they were able to rescue the away team and cure the monks of their aliment. (TNG comic: "Light of the Day")

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