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As the current sunspot , Cycle 24, begins to ramp up toward maximum, independent studies of the interior, visible surface, and the indicate that the next 11-year solar sunspot cycle, Cycle 25, will be greatly reduced or may not happen at all.

The results were announced at the annual meeting of the Solar Physics Division of the , which is being held this week at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

“This is highly unusual and unexpected,” Dr. Frank Hill, associate director of the NSO’s Solar Synoptic Network, said of the results. “But the fact that three completely different views of the point in the same direction is a powerful indicator that the sunspot cycle may be going into hibernation.”

Hhhhhmmmm.  I wonder what THAT means for us Earthlings?  To read the rest of the article, click here.
Category: Science