“Unveiled” –Existence of the Sun’s Strange ‘Alter Ego’

 

Solar Flares

 

Scientists have discovered clues to how the sun might shut off its dynamo and turn itself back on again. The existence of a solar alter-ego could provide physicists with new clues to the processes that govern the sun’s internal clock–a cycle in which the sun switches from periods of high activity to low activity about once every 11 years.

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