Well, obviously there’s only one thing left to do!

Fierce solar blasts that could have badly damaged electrical grids and disabled satellites in space narrowly missed Earth in 2012, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.

The bursts would have wreaked havoc on the Earth’s magnetic field, matching the severity of the 1859 Carrington event, the largest solar magnetic storm ever reported on the planet. That blast knocked out the telegraph system across the United States, according to University of California, Berkeley research physicist Janet Luhmann.

We must invade and occupy the Sun.

Oops, for a minute there I thought I was Bill Kristol.

But seriously, let us at least send Bill Kristol to the Sun.