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CHANDRA :15 years on orbit


June 10, 2014:  Years ago, in 2008 and 2009 an eerie quiet descended on the sun.  Sunspot counts dropped to historically-low levels and solar flares ceased altogether.  As the longest and deepest solar minimum in a century unfolded, bored solar physicists wondered when "Solar Max" would ever return.

They can stop wondering. "It's back," says Dean Pesnell of the Goddard Space Flight Center.  "Solar Max has arrived."

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A new ScienceCast video examines the curious Solar Max

Read more: Solar Mini-Max

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   Cloud arrival accompanied with abrupt rise of humidity and drop of solar radiation. Particle flux enhanced 2 times comparing with cosmic ray background.
 
Ученые из Канады тестируют компьютерную программу, эмулирующую столкновение пузырей вселенных (космологических пузырей). Это необходимо для проверки гипотезы мультивселенной и соотнесения ее с реальным наблюдаемым миром, сообщается на сайте Окружного института теоретической физики в Ватерлоо.

 

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Fig 2. The top image is a magnified view of the CMB centered on the Cold Spot. The color corresponds to temperature. The bottom image is a K-map, which depicts the randomness in temperature of the same region. The color corresponds to randomness, with blue being low-randomness and red being high-randomness. The white dot in the center symbolizes the center of the Cold Spot. You can see that the center lies in a low-randomness region surrounded by shell of high-randomness, a

Read more: To the Center of The Cold Spot

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THE SUN IS AT SOLAR MAXIMUM! SOLAR CYCLE 24 IS SEEING A SECOND, HIGHER PEAK IN THE SUNSPOT NUMBER.

Source: http://origin-www.swpc.noaa.gov/news/sun-solar-maximum-solar-cycle-24-seeing-second-higher-peak-sunspot-number