Saturday, June 18, 2011

What's Hot This Week

Sun's Fading Spots Signal Big Drop in Solar Activity

By Denise Chow

Some unusual solar readings, including fading sunspots and weakening magnetic activity near the poles, could be indications that our sun is preparing to be less active in the coming years.

10 New Alien Planets a Diverse Bunch, Telescope Shows

By Staff

A European space telescope has discovered 10 previously unknown alien planets, including two Neptune-like objects that circle the same star, researchers announced today (June 14).

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