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Solar Storm Due Friday

Scientists are forecasting a different type of storm Friday, as a geo-magnetic storm emitted from the sun is due to reach earth around 3 p.m. EST.

The storm -- which is believed to be the most powerful to reach the earth since 1859 -- could impact satellites, electrical grids, cellular phones and pagers. It was first detected early Wednesday morning. reported that satellites are the most likely to be impacted by the event (