Science: Sunspots & Radio

As if celebrating some ancient solar anniversary, the sun appeared to be setting off fireworks last week. Astronomer Lucien d'Azambuja of the Paris Observatory at Meudon peered at solar photographs made with his powerful spectrohelioscope, found flaring "prominences'" shooting out 90,000 to 180,000 miles from the surface. Astronomer d'Azambuja declared he had not observed such intense solar activity for 20 years.

Meantime in the U. S. one Harry LawIon, a free-lance astronomer of New Orleans, succeeded in getting on Associated Press wires a story that he had found a sunspot 125,000...

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