View Full Version : Which was more energetic?

Tom Mazanec
2012-Jan-16, 11:34 AM
The Carrington Event or the Chixculub Impact?
I am guessing Carrington, but I could be wrong...

2012-Jan-16, 12:04 PM
A) Solar storms can be 61025J.
B) The impact was 2.6x1023J.
A > B
Your guess is correct.

Now did the Carrington solar storm impart more energy on the Earth or did the Chixculub impact?? That is another question and Chixculub would win that contest.