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Caption Sunspots, such as this one, disappeared from 2008 to 2010, leaving the sun quiet for an unusually long time. (Photo courtesy of Hinode Mission).
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Caption Sunspots, such as this one, disappeared from 2008 to 2010, leaving the sun quiet for an unusually long time. (Photo courtesy of Hinode Mission).
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Caption An image of the magnetic field distribution inside the sun (center) is flanked by two images of the sun’s outer atmosphere. The left image was taken when sun spots and magnetic storms are common. The right image was taken during an inactive phase without sunspots. A deep lull in solar magnetic activity occurs when magnetic field belts move farther apart due to changes in the meridional flow of plasma inside the sun. (Image by NASA/Goddard/SDO-AIA/JAXA/Hinode-XRT. Artistic rendering by Cygnus-Kolkata/William T. Bridgman. Conceptualization and simulation data by Dibyendu Nandi, Andres Munoz-Jaramillo and Piet Martens).
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