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Friedrick
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 "Quiet Sun"

The Sun is the dimmest it has been for nearly a century.

There are no sunspots, very few solar flares - and our nearest star is the quietest it has been for a very long time.

The observations are baffling astronomers, who are due to study new pictures of the Sun, taken from space, at the UK National Astronomy Meeting.

The Sun normally undergoes an 11-year cycle of activity. At its peak, it has a tumultuous boiling atmosphere that spits out flares and planet-sized chunks of super-hot gas. This is followed by a calmer period.

Last year, it was expected that it would have been hotting up after a quiet spell. But instead it hit a 50-year year low in solar wind pressure, a 55-year low in radio emissions, and a 100-year low in sunspot activity.

According to Prof Louise Hara of University College London, it is unclear why this is happening or when the Sun is likely to become more active again.

"There's no sign of us coming out of it yet," she told BBC News.

"At the moment, there are scientific papers coming out suggesting that we'll be going into a normal period of activity soon.

"Others are suggesting we'll be going into another minimum period - this is a big scientific debate at the moment."

[url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8008473.stm]BBC News Link Here[/url]


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Joshua

 2009/4/22 10:21Profile
run2win
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 Re: "Quiet Sun"

Fascinating report! Strange happenings in the heavens.

The calm before the storm, perhaps?

A supernatural counter to "global warming"? Oh no! What will Al Gore write about now?

These things of the Creator baffle scientists and reveal their extreme limitations. No matter how much "knowledge" has been accumulated, there is nothing to "scientifically" explain such a phenomenon. Perhaps this lull of the sun's activity will cause some of these who base their faith on science to turn to the author of it all.

I am going to be watching the baby mammoth investigation with keen interest. When will scientists admit that there is irrefutable evidence for a worldwide flood? I think the baby mammoth has come to tell them, "Hey, guys, this world ain't so old as ya think it is!"

 2009/4/22 11:02Profile
Friedrick
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 Re: "Quiet Sun"

"The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come." Joel 2:31

"And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;" Rev. 6:12

Verses to be mindful of...


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Joshua

 2009/4/22 14:36Profile
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 Re: "Quiet Sun"

". . . like wheat blowing in the wind."

 2009/4/22 15:01Profile





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