ScienceCast 149: Solar Mini-Max

published 6 years ago

Solar minimax presented by science at NASA. Years ago in 2008 and 2009. Eerie quiet descended on the sun. Sunspot counts dropped to historically low levels and solar flares ceased altogether. Has the longest and deepest solar minimum in a century unfolded board solar physicists wondered when solar Max would ever return. They can stop wondering. It's back. Says dean personnel of the Goddard Space Flight Center. So Max has arrived. His no is a leading member of the no one NASA solar cycle prediction panel. A Blue Ribbon group of solar physicists who meet from time to time to forecast future solar cycles. It's not as easy as it sounds. Although textbooks college the 11 year solar cycle. The actual cycle can take anywhere from 9 to 14 years to complete. Some solar Max is a ...

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