Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Sun may be headed for a little quiet time


"Is the solar cycle shutting down?
New results indicate it may very well be, at least temporarily. Even though the Sun is currently approaching the peak of its cycle in 2013, and we’re seeing an increase in activity (more sunspots, flares, and other violent events), there are strong signs that the next expected peak (in 2022 or later) may be weaker, or may not come at all! ..."
(Read more from Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy blog...)
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