Archive for August 6th, 2013

Reversing Fields On The Sun

This worries me. Solar physicist Phil Scherrer, also at Stanford, describes what happens: “The sun’s polar magnetic fields weaken, go to zero, and then emerge again with the opposite polarity. This is a regular part of the solar cycle.” A reversal of the sun’s magnetic field is, literally, a big event. The domain of the [...]

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