Category Archives: Astronomy

NASA “Double-Peak” Estimates Dropping

NASA has made much of the suggestion that we have not passed the Solar Max and that as with the last Solar Cycle 23 we should expect a double peak. There may be an upturn in activity, but in the … Continue reading

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Update to Another spotless day – another one!

A second Spotless day is recorded by the LSC which uses the same method as Wolf would have used in the 19th century. The solar funk continues. See also yesterday’s post Another spotless day close to Solar Max

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Another spotless day close to Solar Max

A Spotless day is recorded by the LSC which uses the same method as Wolf would have counted in the 19th century. The official sunspot organizations counted 4 groups with a raw value of over 50. The specks counted today … Continue reading

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The Day The Magnetosphere Reversed – Or GIGO

Stories are travelling around the net that the magnetosphere reversed on March 19th this year but the fact has only just come to the attention of the doom mongers. Of course as usual all is not as it seems and … Continue reading

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Really cool view of the Scale Of The Universe

From Quantum Foam to the Whole Universe Nothing more to say, other than an amazing look at the universe we live in – just go have a look!

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Update on Solar Cycle 24

Solar Cycle Prediction (Updated 2011/12/16) The current prediction for Sunspot Cycle 24 gives a smoothed sunspot number maximum of about 99 in February of 2013 (See last April prediction here.). We are currently about three years into Cycle 24. Increased … Continue reading

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No water in Elenin

From spaceobs American radio astronomers report that did not detect any water coming from any remains of comet Elenin. Amy Lovell observed it for 7 hours on Sept 7 using the Green Bank Telescope (it is not yet in the … Continue reading

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