Category Archives: astronomy-Solar

Astronomy – Solar: including sunspots, solar fluctuations, solar wind, space weather.

Solar Studies Predict Sun Headed Into Hibernation

Firstly, it should be stated that predicting solar cycles has not been a thing that has had great success in the past. But when three groups come to the same conclusion, it is worth looking at what they say. National … Continue reading

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Stellar Rotation Periods and Stars Age

The Kepler Cluster Study: Stellar Rotation in NGC6811 is a new study resulting from NASA’s Kepler Mission. It has been found that the rotation period of cooler stars is a function of age and mass. This has applications for determining … Continue reading

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A Cycles Analysis Approach to Predicting Solar Activity

In desperation I asked Fermi whether he was not impressed by the agreement between our calculated numbers and his measured numbers. He replied, “How many arbitrary parameters did you use for your calculations?” I thought for a moment about our … Continue reading

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Fluctuations in Nuclear Decay Rates and Solar Activity

For many years Professor Simon Shnoll and other scientists at the Russian Biophysics Laboratory at Pushchino has reported that some nuclear decay rates are not constant. They found there are variations in histograms of nuclear decay rates sampled at regular … Continue reading

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The strange case of solar flares and radioactive elements

Reported here: This story is from the Aug. 23, 2010 issue of Stanford Report. When researchers found an unusual linkage between solar flares and the inner life of radioactive elements on Earth, it touched off a scientific detective investigation that could end … Continue reading

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Schumann Resonances and human health

Schumann Resonances, a plausible biophysical mechanism for the human health effects of Solar/Geomagnetic Activity Dr Neil Cherry Associate Professor of Environmental Health, Human Sciences Department, Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand Abstract: A large number of studies have identified significant physical, … Continue reading

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Say Goodbye to Sunspots?

According to sciencemag the magnetic field of the Sun has been gradually reducing over a long period and we might soon be seeing very few sunspots for quite some time. Scientists studying sunspots for the past 2 decades have concluded … Continue reading

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