Science What's going on with the sun? Scientists puzzled by oddities in sunspot cycle.

Even though sun-watchers have recently gotten the tools to dig deep into the underlying mechanisms driving sunspot cycles, it’s still been hard to understand Earth’s host star.

By , Staff writer

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The sun has been acting strangely of late, prompting some solar physicists to suggest that once current sunspot activity peaked, which appeared to happen last fall, it could tank and remain that way for several decades.