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Facts of the Matter: Solar activity better studied but remains unpredictable

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                                The sun sets over the town of Oberreifenberg near Frankfurt, Germany.

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    The sun sets over the town of Oberreifenberg near Frankfurt, Germany.

The sun is the source of all life and almost all energy on Earth, and we live within its extended atmosphere, protected only somewhat against its variable and harmful output of streams of high-energy particles and radiation by a weak magnetic field and our own thin atmosphere. Read more

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