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The Calm Before The Solar Storm? NASA Warns "Something Unexpected Is Happening To The Sun'"
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | March 8, 2013 | Mark Prigg

Posted on 03/08/2013 3:49:49 PM PST by Biggirl

'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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: astronomy; catastrophism; dalton2minimum; nasa; solaractivity; solarstorm; space; sun
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1 posted on 03/08/2013 3:49:49 PM PST by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

Get Algore on the horn. He can fix it!


2 posted on 03/08/2013 3:50:45 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Progressive, Marxist liberals do not evolve, they morph into fascists.)
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To: Biggirl

Global warming is destroying the sun!


3 posted on 03/08/2013 3:51:03 PM PST by jughandle
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To: shibumi

Another cold summer ping.


4 posted on 03/08/2013 3:52:27 PM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Biggirl

Read the article. No big deal.


5 posted on 03/08/2013 3:52:33 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Biggirl

http://www.universetoday.com/38505/maunder-minimum/


6 posted on 03/08/2013 3:54:20 PM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Biggirl

I’m quite sure if we create a new tax and funnel it through the UN everything will be fine.


7 posted on 03/08/2013 3:55:21 PM PST by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: poobear
I’m quite sure if we create a new tax and funnel it through the UN everything will be fine.

And also suspend the Constitution (except for the First Amendment, at least as it pertains to the MSM). Also, we must stop all free market activity, at least in the United States.

If we do these things, the Sun will go back to normal.

8 posted on 03/08/2013 3:58:19 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Biggirl

It’s obviously burning out.


9 posted on 03/08/2013 4:00:38 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Biggirl

Quick! Stop burning carbon fuels, so we don’t anger the Sun God!


10 posted on 03/08/2013 4:01:14 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: South Hawthorne; shibumi

I blame Pink Floyd.


11 posted on 03/08/2013 4:01:36 PM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Biggirl
Sunspot activity has consistantly been far below predicted numbers for the entire current solar cycle.


12 posted on 03/08/2013 4:01:39 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: Steely Tom

The sun is normal. Nothing much is happening. So now I have to worry that the sun is NORMAL. Does it ever end?

I am getting so tired.


13 posted on 03/08/2013 4:02:11 PM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: Travis McGee
Looks like it's time for


14 posted on 03/08/2013 4:03:40 PM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Biggirl

It’s the budget cuts. We can’t afford to keep it running anymore.


15 posted on 03/08/2013 4:05:29 PM PST by circlecity
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To: Biggirl
AL GORE WAS RIGHT!

It WAS them DAMN AEROSOL CANS!

16 posted on 03/08/2013 4:05:42 PM PST by jaz.357 (Contrary To Ordinary)
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To: South Hawthorne
"It’s obviously burning out."

Time for a squiggly shaped sun now.

Maybe all those black solar panels staring back at the sun have weakened it. They sucked the life out of it like a vampire.

17 posted on 03/08/2013 4:09:40 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Yo-Yo
We will know in about another 6 months. Either the cycle will trend up into a second peak, or it will continue to trend down.

If it trends down, then we will be in a Dalton-type minimum. In that case, expect colder weather, crop failures, higher food prices, and famine.

18 posted on 03/08/2013 4:09:50 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: poobear
I’m quite sure if we create a new tax and funnel it through the UN everything will be fine

Tax the internet. That should fix a lot of things./s

19 posted on 03/08/2013 4:12:44 PM PST by PistolPaknMama
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I guess NASA scientist aren’t as smart as they make out to be. They’ve been wrong about everything else, why should this be different?


20 posted on 03/08/2013 4:16:06 PM PST by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: Biggirl

Maybe it’s getting ready to wink out like a kaput lightbulb.


21 posted on 03/08/2013 4:16:31 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: 23 Everest

Nothing to see here.


22 posted on 03/08/2013 4:17:25 PM PST by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: Biggirl

What does NASA intend to do about it?

By the way let me know if it doesn’t come up tomorrow.


23 posted on 03/08/2013 4:18:40 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Biggirl

Every time I hear news like this I think of the movie “Knowing”... Now I’m going to be looking around for those little black stones they kept finding...


24 posted on 03/08/2013 4:21:08 PM PST by Raven6 (Psalm 144:1 and Proverbs 22:3)
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To: Biggirl

Certainly the result of man made global warming and also George Bush’s fault. (sarcasm). Wouldn’t it be ironic that the sun is in a period of reduced output causing the the global climate to cool.


25 posted on 03/08/2013 4:21:22 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: Raven6

Maybe it’s just holding back its spots and flares - something akin to a college fraternity boy holding back his beer burps until he has one that will impress everyone. If that is the case we really are going to be in trouble!


26 posted on 03/08/2013 4:23:43 PM PST by Raven6 (Psalm 144:1 and Proverbs 22:3)
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To: Salamander; onedoug

Wicker Man ping.


27 posted on 03/08/2013 4:24:06 PM PST by windcliff
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To: Biggirl
"Something Unexpected Is Happening To The Sun"

So that explains what's been happening to the economy.

28 posted on 03/08/2013 4:26:10 PM PST by Nachoman (Wisdom is learned, cynicism is earned.)
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To: Biggirl

Oh noes! Call up the drone!


29 posted on 03/08/2013 4:26:29 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Biggirl
Hmmm...events in God's creation are not going quite to plan,eh? Well,whose plan,algore? Whose plan,watermelons?
30 posted on 03/08/2013 4:27:45 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: jaz.357
No....it was....


31 posted on 03/08/2013 4:28:57 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Biggirl

32 posted on 03/08/2013 4:32:39 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Biggirl

I blame this on the decline of CB radio.


33 posted on 03/08/2013 4:43:34 PM PST by this_ol_patriot
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To: Biggirl

Thanks for the heads up, I’ll try this one on the wife one more time....


34 posted on 03/08/2013 4:46:01 PM PST by onona (KCCO, and mind the gap)
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To: Biggirl
NASA warns us that something unexpected is happening on the Sun?

Warns???

Mankind has only been scientifically studying the Sun for 2 one-millionths of one percent of its existence, if that. Its pure hubris to think it will never do anything we haven't seen before -- but if it does, to issue a "warning" that it's not behaving properly, thereby potentially alarming the whole world.

However, scientists are more careful than that and I'd wager NASA spokesmen never used the word 'warning,' or any synonym for warning. Just more sloppy reporting by alarmist media types.

35 posted on 03/08/2013 4:48:40 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Biggirl

And how is this unexpected?


36 posted on 03/08/2013 4:52:41 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: BenLurkin
Maybe it’s getting ready to wink out like a kaput lightbulb.

Maybe, suddenly, it will burst into flame and smoke like those damned CFL things.

DHS has a four page document in small type explaining how to clean up a broken CFL. Imagine their document for cleaning up a broken sun :)

37 posted on 03/08/2013 4:53:21 PM PST by upchuck (Waiting, hoping, begging for the straw. Time to bring pent up frustration to fruition.)
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To: Salamander

>> “Another cold summer ping.” <<

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This will be the 20th consecutive cold summer in California.


38 posted on 03/08/2013 4:54:52 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Biggirl

Nancy Pelosi will use it as an excuse to push cap and trade...


39 posted on 03/08/2013 4:55:30 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Biggirl

Obama sequestered the Sun?


40 posted on 03/08/2013 4:55:54 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Salamander

THE DAY THE EARTH FROZE.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053240/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Based on Finnish mythology, this movie traces the exploits of Lemminkainen as he woos the fair Annikki and battles the evil witch Louhi. Louhi kidnaps Annikki to compel her father to build for her a Sampo, a magical device that creates salt, grain, and gold. When Lemminkainen tries (and fails) to recover the Sampo, Louhi steals the sun, plunging the world into frozen darkness.

WE ALL GONNA DIE! or end up a popsicle!


41 posted on 03/08/2013 4:57:07 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (CLICK my name. See the murals before they are painted over! POTEET THEATER in OKC!)
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To: The Great RJ

The global climate has been cooling continuously for 79 years; what is so surprising?


42 posted on 03/08/2013 4:59:39 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: PapaBear3625

Now give us the bad news.


43 posted on 03/08/2013 5:02:47 PM PST by fanfan ("If Muslim kids were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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To: editor-surveyor

Must’ve been all that hair spray in Hollyweird.

/s

:)


44 posted on 03/08/2013 5:06:31 PM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar; shibumi
I blame Surtr.

[I wanna Ragnarok and roll all night!]

45 posted on 03/08/2013 5:09:19 PM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Hey, your sex life is your own business.....


46 posted on 03/08/2013 5:18:20 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Yo-Yo
 photo penn1_strip.jpg

Not only in numbers but in overall strength as well. Apparently -50 Gauss per year

47 posted on 03/08/2013 5:23:54 PM PST by infool7 (The ugly truth is just a big lie.)
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To: Biggirl

I’m sure that for the cost of presidential outings we could get the sun running again.


48 posted on 03/08/2013 5:40:50 PM PST by EternalVigilance (America's Party - SelfGovernment.US)
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To: Biggirl

Maybe it’s going out! Ban the CO2!


49 posted on 03/08/2013 5:56:24 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Nachoman

The Sun?!?!? What is it?


50 posted on 03/08/2013 5:57:04 PM PST by dfwgator
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