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Originally from: NASA Science News <science.news@...
Original Subject: Sun's Got the Beat
Original Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 13:35:52 -0500
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NASA Science News for April 3, 2000
Like blood pulsing in an artery, newly discovered currents
of gas beat deep inside the Sun, speeding and slackening
every 16 months. The solar "heartbeat" throbs in the same
region of the Sun suspected of driving the 11-year cycle of
solar eruptions. Scientists are hopeful that this pulse can help
them unravel the origin and operation of the solar cycle.
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