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Space plasmas and their unpredictable effects are objects of intensive study by NASA, the armed services, and participants in the International Geophysical Year investigations. There seems to be a direct correlation between solar hyperactivity and geomagnetic, as well as magnetotelluric, field fluctuations. Cosmic rays increase in intensity; and radio communications suffer. Various agencies are predicting an unusual increase in solar activity by the end of this year. What, if any, will be the observable result?