Discoveries and disappearances in the world of science
By Lindsey Konkel
Posted 06.07.2009 at 5:43 pm 2 Comments
This year, astronomers expect the fewest sunspots—magnetic storms on the sun's surface—in a century. Fewer spots indicates a cooler sun, which could cool the planet by a fraction of a degree.
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