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Solar variability and terrestrial climate
Description: The Sun is a remarkably constant star. While some stars exhibit dramatic pulsations, wildly yo-yoing in size and brightness, the luminosity of our own sun varies a measly 0.1% over the course of the 11-year solar cycle. There is, however, a dawning realization among researchers that even these apparently tiny variations can have a significant effect on terrestrial climate. A new report lays out some of the surprisingly complex ways that solar activity can make itself felt on our planet. [Source: NASA Climate Change News]
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Source: NASA Climate Change News
Publish Date: 1/22/2013
Reading Level: Basic
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