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Space News Archive - March 12, 2006

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It's official: Solar minimum has arrived. Sunspots have all but vanished. Solar flares are nonexistent. The sun is utterly quiet. Like the quiet before a storm. It's coming -- the most intense solar maximum in fifty years.

Word of the Day
sipe
  • a slit in a tire to drain away surface water and improve traction.
The word 'sipe' comes from Old English and is related to 'seep'.
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