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NASA: Sun is “blankety blankest” it’s been in the Space Age October 1, 2008

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NASA: Sun is “blankety blankest” it’s been in the Space Age

From Watts Up with That?, September 30, 2008

From NASA Science News h/t to John-X

Spotless Sun: 2008 is the Blankest Year of the Space Age

Sept. 30, 2008: Astronomers who count sunspots have announced that 2008 is now the “blankest year” of the Space Age.

As of Sept. 27, 2008, the sun had been blank, i.e., had no visible sunspots, on 200 days of the year. To find a year with more blank suns, you have to go back to 1954, three years before the launch of Sputnik, when the sun was blank 241 times.

“Sunspot counts are at a 50-year low,” says solar physicist David Hathaway of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. “We’re experiencing a deep minimum of the solar cycle.”

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http://wattsupwiththat.com/2008/09/30/nasa-sun-is-blankety-blankest-its-been-in-the-space-age

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