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Improving Space Weather Forecasting By Detecting Active Regions On The Far Side Of The Sun

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April 18, 2000
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American Geophysical Union
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Scientists have devised a method to detect sunspots on the far side of the Sun, before they rotate toward Earth, potentially causing communications disruptions. They do so by detecting the alpha lyman radiation sunspots produce.

WASHINGTON - Scientists have taken a major step forward in their quest to predict space weather, a term covering various events originating on the Sun that can seriously affect communications and electric power transmission lines on Earth and even modify the orbit of satellites. These solar events are expected to increase this year as the Sun approaches solar maximum in its 11-year cycle of sunspot activity.


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