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posted 01-15-2010 09:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our nearest star, the Sun experienced a special (low Sunspot activity) period, but it allowed NASA researchers to show a timely link between the Sun and the climate of Earth's thermosphere, the region above 100 km (roughly 60 miles), an essential step in making accurate predictions of climate change in the high atmosphere. Dramatic cooling in Earth's upper atmosphere correlates with the declining phase of the current solar cycle.

Results obtained through TIMED (Thermosphere-Ionosphere-Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics) mission.

Meanwhile, Sunspot 1040 is a sprawling sunspot group.

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