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comment Successor to the Hubble Telescope
JWST is the successor to Hubble in that it is the next of NASA's great observatories (billion dollar class telescopes). Other great observatories (besides Hubble) include lesser known telescopes such as the Compton Gamma Ray observatory, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and Spitzer. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Observatories_program
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accepted How does solar activity (e.g. flares, coronal mass ejections) change over the life cycle of a Sun-like star?
May
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comment How does solar activity (e.g. flares, coronal mass ejections) change over the life cycle of a Sun-like star?
I was looking for an answer over the lifetime of the Sun (billions of years).
May
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asked How does solar activity (e.g. flares, coronal mass ejections) change over the life cycle of a Sun-like star?
May
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accepted What is the largest recorded solar flare?
May
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accepted What is the Neupert Effect?
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accepted What are some theories that explain the 11 year solar cycle?
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accepted How do large solar flares compare to flares on other stars?
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Oct
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comment Why does squinting make hard-to-see objects clearer?
Is this right? Isn't it that when squinting you are only using the center of your lens which focuses light better than the edges of your lens. This is why when using a camera there is an optimal aperture to use. If you close the aperture too much then you begin to lose sharpness due to diffraction effects. Referring a pinhole camera does not seem to be quite correct since a lens is involved. What do you think?
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asked How do large solar flares compare to flares on other stars?
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asked What is the largest recorded solar flare?
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Oct
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comment What are some theories that explain the 11 year solar cycle?
@TildalWave, you are right. I updated the question. I also changed the time period to 11 year as it more "recognizable" though the fact that it takes 22 years for the magnetic field to go back to its original configuration may be important in the answer.
Oct
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revised What are some theories that explain the 11 year solar cycle?
removed word best from question as that is subjective
Oct
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comment What are some theories that explain the 11 year solar cycle?
@Evert, it is technically 22 years as the magnetic field only returns to its original configuration after two 11-year activity cycles.