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Scientists Say Sun's Magnetic Field Is About to Flip

August 6, 2013
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NASA says the sun is reaching the peak of its 11-year solar activity cycle, meaning the sun's magnetic fiedls are about to flip. Jen Markham explains what effects the pole reversal has on the entire solar system.

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