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Visit http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/02mar_spotlesssun/ for the full story. When solar activity recently plunged into a century-class minimum, many experts were puzzled. Now a group of researchers say they have cracked the mystery of the missing sunspots.
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Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for breaking science news. Something unexpected is happening on the sun. 2013 is supposed to be the year of Solar Max, but solar activity is much lower than expected. At least one leading forecaster expects the sun to rebound with a double-peaked maximum later this year.
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Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. NASA and NOAA agree: Solar Max has arrived, but this "mini Max" is not like any other solar maximum of the Space Age.
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Visit http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/02may_superstorm/ for more. Two years ago, an intense solar storm narrowly missed Earth. If it had hit, researchers say, we could still be picking up the pieces.
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Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. A flurry of solar activity in early March dumped enough heat in Earth's upper atmosphere to power every residence in New York City for two years. The heat has since dissipated, but there's more to come as the solar cycle intensifies.
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Visit http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/14apr_thewatchedpot/ for more! With a burst of solar flares and Northern Lights, the sun is waking up from a three-year slumber.
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Visit http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/11jul_darkfireworks/ for the full story. NASA has just released new movies of an "inky-dark" solar explosion that continues to puzzle experts more than a month after it happened.