From the Publisher: Jul 3 1989

SUNSPOT, N. MEX.: senior correspondent J. Madeleine Nash has been eager to report a story from that intriguing dateline since she learned of its existence at a gathering of astronomers last year. For this week's cover, Nash finally got her wish. "Sunspot isn't properly a town," she says, but a "singularly beautiful place, high on a mountain peak, that is one of the world's most important centers of solar research." The day after her arrival, Nash looked through a telescope "longer than a football field" to view the rising sun. She glimpsed a stunning, white-hot world swept by turbulence that made...

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