Calm solar cycle prompts questions about impact on Earth

By Jean-Louis SantiniNovember 24, 2013 4:39 PM Washington (AFP) – The surface of the sun has been surprisingly calm of late — with fewer sunspots than anytime in in the last century — prompting curious scientists to wonder just what it might mean here on Earth. Sunspots have been observed for millennia — first by Chinese astronomers and then, for the … Continue reading

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THE SUN the sun can be seen directly, but can not be observed directly. it is too hot! the ultraviolet, infrared, and x-ray look different than what we see on earth. also there is strong electromagnetic force on the surface of the sun. without the earth athmosphere layer, UV radiation, and electromagnetic winds would be 1000 times stronger. is there … Continue reading