The Sun Worked 175 Years Ago!

[![The sunspot butterfly diagram. This modern version is constructed (and regularly updated) by the solar group at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.][1]][2]

The sunspot butterfly diagram. This modern version is constructed (and regularly updated) by the solar group at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.

You’ll have to forgive my title. After writing so many articles as moderately as I could, I couldn’t help but engage in a bit of sensationalism of my own, especially in the interest of sarcasm. Although it’s not especially exciting that [the sun][3] has indeed been working for nearly two centuries (indeed, much longer than that), what _is_ interesting is how using historical data, scientists have confirmed that process we see today have been relatively consistent since 1825.

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