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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:06 PM
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WTF is that on the sun?
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shoelace414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:08 PM
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1. perhaps if we went there in winter when it's cooler.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:20 PM
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19. Or At Night!
That would work too!
The Professor
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mrboba1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:09 PM
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2. AAck! Blackheads!
Get the Oxy-Clear!
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:18 PM
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10. Those are huge zits!
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Scooter24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:09 PM
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3. Maybe
a bug on the lense?
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:11 PM
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4. Possibly a sun spot?
Or it's an asteroid. Can't tell. I could send it to my Astronomy teacher to ask. But I'm too lazy. I'm going to guess it's something being pulled into the sun.
Duckie
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Connie_Corleone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:11 PM
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5. Isn't a huge solar flare
supposed to hit earth and kill us or something soon?

Something I heard on CoasttoCoast AM.
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:13 PM
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6. THAT solar flare is the little one in the centre
The monster in the corner just showed up and it's twice the size.
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Frodo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:13 PM
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7. Solar activity is supposedly at recorded highs.
The Sun is apperently going through a very active phase.
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:20 PM
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11. It's acually beyond it's normal 11year phase......
....these spots and CME's lately are anomolies! :scared:
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Frodo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:28 PM
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14. Sorry, I wasn't clear
I meant that scientists are saying that current activity is hitting some record highs. Well outside of the normal fluctuation.

Apperently, it's been on the rise for a few decades now.
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:34 PM
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16. Yep...that's the way I've understood it......
.....fascinatin' stuff!! :hi:
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Frodo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:40 PM
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18. Yeah, but it's being used by the right to discuss global warming.
It woud seem (they argue) taht the SUN may actually effect temperatures here on Earth.

:hi: yourself.
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:34 PM
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20. D'OH......
.....where'd they ever get such an idear! :D
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Kurt Remarque Donating Member (709 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:14 PM
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8. weapons of mass destruction! prepare to invade the sun!
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:18 PM
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9. It's where monoliths are born
I assume you're referring to the black "dot"? It just looks like a sunspot.

I love those soho mpegs. I'm basically obsessed with watching them weekly. There's nothing quite as beautiful as when the sun farts. :D
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DrWeird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:25 PM
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12. Umm, sunspots?
But I could be wrong, sunspots aren't ever well understood. I mean, we've only known about them for the past 400 years or so.

:eyes:
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:28 PM
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13. I'll go up there tonight when it's turned off and................
check it out.
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:30 PM
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15. In what I would say is coincidence, I found this story:
http://www.spacedaily.com/news/solarscience-04r.html
Apparently something similar to Snow in July in LA just happened on the Sun. Interesting Article.
Duckie
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Wilber_Stool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:36 PM
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17. Find out here.
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 12:37 PM by Wilber_Stool
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MikeG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:37 PM
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21. Hey Sun, they're called "Skin Care Products". Get Some.
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:46 PM
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22. If you really want to know
National Geographic has an extensive article (July,2004 issue) about this very thing.
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