Solar activity is declining—what to expect?

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A bit less of this to look forward to? [image credit: traveldailynews.com] A bit less of this to look forward to? [image credit: traveldailynews.com]
Some solar theories will be put to the test in the next few decades by the Sun’s ongoing behaviour patterns.

Is Earth slowly heading for a new ice age? Looking at the decreasing number of sunspots, it may seem that we are entering a nearly spotless solar cycle which could result in lower temperatures for decades. “The solar cycle is starting to decline. Now we have less active regions visible on the sun’s disk,” Yaireska M. Collado-Vega, a space weather forecaster at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, told Phys.org.

But does it really mean a colder climate for our planet in the near future? In 1645, the so-called Maunder Minimum period started, when there were almost no sunspots. It lasted for 70 years and coincided with the well-known “Little Ice Age”, when Europe and North America experienced lower-than-average…

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  1. Yes, solar activity is declining and we are now ill-prepared to anticipate the future because government science has focused on hiding the source of energy in the Sun after 1945:

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10640850/STALIN'S_SCIENCE.pdf

    Precise data from analysis of lunar soil samples returned by the 1969 Apollo mission to the Moon showed the interior of the Sun is mostly Fe, O, Si, Ni, S, Mg and Ca – as was commonly believed prior to 1946.

    Precise data from the 1995 Galileo probe of Jupiter also confirmed the iron-rich solar interior, but these measurements were hidden to keep the public believing the Sun is a giant H-fusion reactor.

    In fact, the Sun, and probably all ordinary stars, make and discard H to interstellar space.

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