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all, our star is almost 4.6 billion years old. custodia per samsung s4 originale It is conceivable that the Sun has been going through a quiet phase for thousands of years and that we therefore have a distorted picture of our star. is where other stars come in. We can compare the Sun to others like it to determine whether its behaviour is typical. And thanks to the Kepler space telescope, we have really detailed data. It studied a patch of GRATEFUL DEAD ART Cover iPhone 8 sky for four years, allowing astronomers to calculate the rotation rates of tens of thousands of custodia samsung galaxy tab e tablet stars in its field of view, recording the faint dips in brightness associated with a sunspot appearing and disappearing from view.
This is key because the rotation rate of a star is thought to contribute to the strength of the magnetic field. magnetic field is the driving force responsible for all fluctuations in activity, said astrophysicist Sami Solanki of MPS.
From the Kepler data, the researchers selected stars with rotation periods between 20 and 30 days. (The Sun rotation period is 24.5 days.) They cross referenced those stars against the data from the Gaia satellite, and identified 369 stars that are comparable to the Sun in colour, mass, composition, age, temperature and rotation rate.
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were very surprised that most of the Sun like stars are so much more active than the Sun, said astronomer Alexander Shapiro of MPS.
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It difficult to know precisely what this means. It could be that there are fundamental differences between stars custodia galaxy j6 samsung with known and stars with unknown rotation rates. As the researchers note, it likely that the Sun would belong to the latter group if studied at finite samsung galaxy tab s2 9.7 custodia a distance by a Kepler like telescope.
example, it has been proposed that the solar dynamo is in transition to a lower activity regime because of a change in the differential rotation inside the Sun, they wrote in their paper.
to this interpretation, the periodic stars are in the high activity regime, whereas the stars without known periods are either also in transition or are in the low cover samsung galaxy a10 a libro activity regime. possibility is that stars can fluctuate between activity levels, and TRIBAL ORNAMENTSTOCK VECTOR ELEPANT Cover iPhone 8 the Sun just hasn exhibited rowdy behaviour recently. That suggests it could do so in the future; given that a rambunctious Sun DALLAS COWBOYS CAMO Cover iPhone 8 can KANSAS JAYHAWKS Cover iPhone 8 negatively impact communications, navigation, satellites and even power grids, that a worrying thought.
However, since the star has SYMBOL EL SALVADOR Cover iPhone 8 been relatively quiet for at least 9,000 years, the timescales for such fluctuations are probably quite long in human terms.
There no way, at present, to tell which of these scenarios is more likely. But future observations with even more sensitive instruments could help pony up some answers….