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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Astrophysics told, will save or destroy the earthlings of the coming Grand solar minimum


A group of researchers from the University of California at San Diego concluded that, in the middle of this century the Sun begins to warm the Earth much worse than it is today. However, by the time global warming will be so rapid that will continue even adjusted for this, experts say.


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In General, the activity of the Sun varies in accordance with the eleven-year cycles, and now in one of these cycles tends to the minimum. However, sometimes the Orb cooled more than usual, and this leads to cooling on Earth. According to a popular assumption among scholars, an illustration of this can serve as the Maunder Minimum — a period of long term reduction in the number of sunspots from about 1645 to 1715. This period is also characterized by a cold, and many (though not all) specialists are inclined to believe that these two events are directly linked.

After studying the data collected over 20 years orbital space telescope International Ultraviolet Explorer, astrophysicists have found, what should be the conditions to solar activity reached the lowest values. As it turned out, the probability that within a few decades, such conditions prevail in the Solar system, is quite large. However, in contrast to the Maunder Minimum, the average global temperature during this period will decline, and will continue to grow under the influence of human-caused global warming. At the same time, experts expect that the rate of warming will slow down.

The researchers published their work in scientific publication The Astrophysical Journal.

This is not the first study whose authors Express the opinion that in the foreseeable future, mankind expects solar minimum. However, some other supporters of such assumptions tend to believe that it will lead to a significant cooling of the planet — some experts have even described such as a “mini ice age”. Even more daring theory on this subject in the past year was expressed by the futurists — according to them, the sun will soon cool down, and the Earth for some time to preserve up some of its heat due to internal energy sources, but gradually it will disappear, plants and other life forms. However, more serious scholars with such fantastic projections were not agree.

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