Wednesday, September 24, 2008


The Return of Sunspots - Again

Credit: SOHO Consortium, EIT, ESA, NASA

Finally, we see a serious sunspot again on the surface of the Sun. The solar cycle 24 has been a little slow turning the magnetic engines on (or something :-)) so we have so far just seen some freckles earlier this year. No "real" sunspot has surfaced. The fact that we are surprised by this only shows that there are still unsolved mysteries in space, including on our very own star, the Sun.

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