Study may explain the extended solar minimum
Lost into space: Physicists study impact of solar wind on Mars atmosphere
(PhysOrg.com) -- Space physicists from the University of Leicester are part of an international team that has identified the impact of the Sun on Mars' atmosphere.
Solar Dynamics Observatory: The 'Variable Sun' Mission
For some years now, an unorthodox idea has been gaining favor among astronomers. It contradicts old teachings and unsettles thoughtful observers, especially climatologists.
Are Sunspots Disappearing?
The sun is in the pits of the deepest solar minimum in nearly a century. Weeks and sometimes whole months go by without even a single tiny sunspot. The quiet has dragged out for more than two years, prompting ...
Study: Small fluctuations in solar activity, large influence on the climate
(PhysOrg.com) -- Subtle connections between the 11-year solar cycle, the stratosphere, and the tropical Pacific Ocean work in sync to generate periodic weather patterns that affect much of the globe, according ...
Solar Mystery Solved
Solar cycle linked to global climate
Establishing a key link between the solar cycle and global climate, research led by scientists at the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo., ...
Scientists bid adieu to plucky solar probe
US and European scientists were Tuesday bidding farewell to the tenacious solar probe Ulysses which has been recording data around the sun for more than 18 years, four times longer than planned.
Mystery of the Missing Sunspots, Solved?
The sun is in the pits of a century-class solar minimum, and sunspots have been puzzlingly scarce for more than two years. Now, for the first time, solar physicists might understand why.
New Solar Cycle Prediction
(PhysOrg.com) -- An international panel of experts led by NOAA and sponsored by NASA has released a new prediction for the next solar cycle. Solar Cycle 24 will peak, they say, in May 2013 with a below-average ...
New Solar Cycle Prediction: Fewer Sunspots, But Not Necessarily Less Activity
(PhysOrg.com) -- An international panel of experts has released a new prediction for the next solar cycle, stating that Solar Cycle 24 will peak in May 2013 with a below-average number of sunspots. Led by ...
Warning: Sunspot cycle beginning to rise
(AP) -- When the sun sneezes it's Earth that gets sick. It's time for the sun to move into a busier period for sunspots, and while forecasters expect a relatively mild outbreak by historical standards, one ...
Our Sun: A Little Slow On the Uptake for Cycle 24
How Low Can It Go? Sun Plunges into the Quietest Solar Minimum in a Century
(PhysOrg.com) -- The sunspot cycle is behaving a little like the stock market. Just when you think it has hit bottom, it goes even lower.