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Sun's magnetic field about to flip, to impact solar system and Earth

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 16 November 2013, 08:05 AM

A big solar event is all set to take place. It will not just affect the entire solar system but also the Earth. According to NASA, the magnetic field of Sun will flip and the event could happen any time.

"This change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system," solar physicist Todd Hoeksema of Stanford University said.

According to NASA, the flipping of the magnetic field of the Sun is a big event since the heliosphere extends billions of kilometers beyond Pluto.

The magnetic field of the Sun changes polarity approximately every 11 years.

First Published: Saturday, November 16, 2013 08:03 AM
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