New Solar Telescope Would Focus on Sunspots, Storms

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: December 21, 2004   View Article

If you thought predicting the weather on Earth was difficult, try forecasting the weather on the sun.

Like the Earth, the sun is subject to bouts of stormy weather. When these solar storms flare up, they can wreak havoc on Earth, causing power outages and disrupting satellite communications.

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