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Space Weather Mysteries & Unanswered Questions

The study of space weather is a relatively young science. As such it has many unanswered questions and unsolved mysteries. Although some of our data relevant to space weather, such as sunspot counts, go back many years, most of knowledge of the field stems from recent times. Supercomputers, satellite-borne instruments, and telescopes capable of imaging the Sun in many different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum are recent developments, and each plays a large role in our developing understanding of solar science and space weather.

Here are a few of the unsolved mysteries related to space weather:

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