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Astronomers discover that the Sun has to deal with shrinkage

June 12th, 2018

The Sun is big. By volume, the Sun could fit roughly 1.3 million Earths inside of it, but new research suggests that our friendly star actually changes in size when it gets moody. In a paper published in the Astrophysical Journal, researchers Alexander Kosovichev and Jean-Pierre Rozelot reveal that during periods of intense solar activity, …