Tag Archives: National Solar Observatory

Solar Activity – Past, Present, Future

Essay/paper by Dr. Leif Svalgaard Abstract As our civilization depends increasingly on space-borne assets and on a delicate and vulnerable earth-bound infrastructure, solar activity and its potential impact becomes of increasing importance and relevance. In his famous paper on the … Continue reading

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High hopes for the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope

Sun-watchers hope giant telescope will get green light Observatory would reveal structures that trigger sunspots and space weather. Eric Hand Close and bright though it is, the Sun still defies a thorough understanding. One reason is that some of the … Continue reading

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“All three of these lines of research to point to the familiar sunspot cycle shutting down for a while.”

I’ve managed to get a copy of the official press release provided by the Southwest Research Institute Planetary Science Directorate to MSM journalists, for today’s stunning AAS announcement and it is reprinted in full here: WHAT’S DOWN WITH THE SUN? … Continue reading

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