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Sun Magnetic Field

WATCH: Sun Inches Closer Toward Rare 'Flip'

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 11.12.2013 | Science

The sun's polarity is getting closer to flipping. The star's northern hemisphere's polarity has already reversed, and the southern hemisphere should ...

Strange Solar Phenomenon Has Scientists Scratching Their Heads

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 08.13.2013 | Science

If you're confused about the sun's impending magnetic field flip, don't feel bad — scientists don't fully understand it, either. The sun's magneti...

Sun's Magnetic Field To Flip

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.07.2013 | Science

Get ready, Earth. The sun's magnetic field is about to do a 180 when the celestial body's electromagnetism flips and changes polarity. According t...

Solar Simulation Shows 'Heartbeat' That Pumps Out Sunspots, Solar Flares

Posted 04.05.2013 | Science

By: Elizabeth Howell Published: 04/04/2013 02:08 PM EDT on SPACE.com A magnetic "solar heartbeat" beats deep in the sun's interior, gene...

Huge New Sunspot Could Swallow HOW MANY Earths?

Posted 02.21.2013 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 02/20/2013 07:32 PM EST on SPACE.com A colossal sunspot on the surface of the sun is large enough to swallow six Earths...

WATCH: 'MRI' Of Sun Yields Big Surprise

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.27.2012 | Science

The sun isn't going to start having health problems for another few billion years, but that didn't stop a team of scientists from giving it a stellar ...