A possible cause of extended solar minimum proposed


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Scientists think they have discovered at least one cause of the recent long and deep solar minimum: a change in how plasma near the surface of the Sun flows from the equator to the pole, sinks, and then flows back to the equator. In the last minimum, this meridional current flowed much slower, while also flowing much closer to the pole before finally sinking.

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  • Kelly Starks

    Now you’ve got me thinking of the suns wind bands forming tradewinds and areas where plasma sailing ships can get becalmed in.

    —Maybe its just been a long week.

    ;)

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