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17 September 2010
Are Sunspots Disappearing? New Paper Rocks Solar Physics World!
Two scientists at the National Solar Observatory in Tuscon, Arizona have published a paper that has literally rocked the world of solar physics. Their paper says that sunspots may disappear from the sun by 2016 and stay gone for decades! MAUNDER WHAT? This has actually happened before. From 1645 to about 1715 there were virtually no sunspots seen on the sun. This period is called the Maunder Minimum and it …