Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type null in /var/www/html/blog/wp-content/themes/blackphoto-10/functions.php on line 1179
Menu

Blog

Nov 17, 2014

Is our Sun falling silent?

Posted by in categories: astronomy, environmental

— BBC

Image of Sun from Solar Dynamics Observatory

“I’ve been a solar physicist for 30 years, and I’ve never seen anything quite like this,” says Richard Harrison, head of space physics at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire.

He shows me recent footage captured by spacecraft that have their sights trained on our star. The Sun is revealed in exquisite detail, but its face is strangely featureless.

“If you want to go back to see when the Sun was this inactive… you’ve got to go back about 100 years,” he says.

Read more

Comments are closed.