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The Calm Before the Solar Storm? NASA Warns 'Something Unexpected Is Happening to the Sun'

• Lewrockwell.com
 
'Something unexpected' is happening on the Sun, Nasa has warned.
 
This year was supposed to be the year of 'solar maximum,' the peak of the 11-year sunspot cycle.
 
But as this image reveals, solar activity is relatively low.

Experts have been baffled by the apparent lack of activity – with many wondering if NASA simply got it wrong.

However, Solar physicist Dean Pesnell of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center believes he has a different explanation.

'This is solar maximum,' he says.

'But it looks different from what we expected because it is double-peaked.'

'The last two solar maxima, around 1989 and 2001, had not one but two peaks.'

Solar activity went up, dipped, then rose again, performing a mini-cycle that lasted about two years, he said.

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