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This NASA site provides a description of the remarkable minimum in sunspot counts in the year of 2008, naming it the "blankest year" of the Space Age. The article includes sunspot data records spanning the past 100 years and explains the major benefits and disadvantages of this solar minimum. Images and links for additional information are included.
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Astronomy
- The Sun
= Space Weather
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image credit: SOHO (NASA/ESA); image source; sun at solar max This resource was a Physics To Go feature from March 16, 2009 until April 1, 2009. View the feature here!


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Record Creator: Metadata instance created March 12, 2009 by Logan Hancock
Record Updated: Apr 23, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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September 30, 2008
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AIP Format
(Science@NASA, Greenbelt, 2009), WWW Document, (http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/30sep_blankyear/).
AJP/PRST-PER
Spotless Sun: Blankest Year of the Space Age (Science@NASA, Greenbelt, 2009), <http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/30sep_blankyear/>.
APA Format
Spotless Sun: Blankest Year of the Space Age. (2008, September 30). Retrieved August 30, 2014, from Science@NASA: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/30sep_blankyear/
Chicago Format
Science@NASA. Spotless Sun: Blankest Year of the Space Age. Greenbelt: Science@NASA, September 30, 2008. http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/30sep_blankyear/ (accessed 30 August 2014).
MLA Format
Spotless Sun: Blankest Year of the Space Age. Greenbelt: Science@NASA, 2009. 30 Sep. 2008. 30 Aug. 2014 <http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/30sep_blankyear/>.
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