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New method detects emerging sunspots deep inside the sun

7 Sep 2011, 20:13 UTC
New method detects emerging sunspots deep inside the sun
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fyi: –Ben New method detects emerging sunspots deep inside the sun, provides warning of dangerous solar flares, say Stanford researchers Sunspots spawn solar flares that can cause billions of dollars in damage to satellites, communications networks and power grids. But Stanford researchers have developed a way to detect incipient sunspots as deep as 65,000 kilometers [...]

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–Ben
New method detects emerging sunspots deep inside the sun, provides warning of dangerous solar flares, say Stanford researchers
Sunspots spawn solar flares that can cause billions of dollars in damage to satellites, communications networks and power grids. But Stanford researchers have developed a way to detect incipient sunspots as deep as 65,000 kilometers inside the sun, providing up to two days’ advance warning of a damaging solar flare…
http://news.stanford.edu/pr/2011/pr-sunspot-prediction-081811.html
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