The Solar Cycle

Although it may look unchanging from the ground, the sun actually has a long-term pattern of change called the sunspot cycle. During one cycle the number of sunspots, and solar activity, increases and then decreases again. This process is driven by the flipping of the sun's poles.

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-6 1. MurderVictim commented 10 years ago

Solar cycle, bicycle, menstrual cycle. They're all the same.
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-1 2. ughlah commented 10 years ago

so basically: suns centre is only 6000 degrees hot, but the surface is some million degrees hot. sun flares are like like electrical pulses that throw out that hot stuff and wants to kill our satellites.

Hope my snotr connection is terrestrial in 5 years :)
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0 3. davor1387 commented 10 years ago

Come on... Where is the epic music :O

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+4 4. cranky commented 10 years ago

So basically we cannot trust on solar flares to EMP Skynet in 2020 and save our butts.
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+22 5. Burimi commented 10 years ago

Three men were in a NASA conference room to decide how to spend $10 billion.
“I think we should put our men on Mars!” said the first man.
“Ooh, good idea,” said the other two.
“I think we should put our men on Venus!” said the second man.
“Ooh, good idea,” said the other two.
“I think we should put our men on the Sun!”
“How are you going to do that?”
“Easy. We go at night.”
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+6 6. Dae commented 10 years ago

And those big flares make Aurora Borealis when they hit Earth's athmosphere.
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+1 7. sux2bu commented 10 years ago

#5 That was originally a joke about Pollocks.
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0 8. sjmaze commented 10 years ago

They can't tell what weather will be tomorrow around here, and they expect us to believe they know what the weather on the sun will be in 2030.
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-1 9. cretia commented 10 years ago

magnets that change polarity pfffttt thats absurd ,thats like saying our hard drive is made up of little magnets that have north and south poles that count zeros and ones. :D
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+1 10. NotFirst commented 10 years ago

They got this all wrong! The world is going to end in 2012...remember? May or something like that.

..So, I have this bridge to sell you...
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0 11. GoFr3t commented 10 years ago

#10 two words: South Park