Scientists find weird link between a solar mystery and feeding black holes

New research has revealed that the secrets of the sun’s magnetic field, which has remained shrouded in mystery for four centuries, could lie close to its surface. 

The sun’s magnetic field is responsible for generating dark patches called sunspots, erupting solar flares, and even explosive ejections of matter called coronal mass ejections (CMEs). Yet, ever since astronomers began investigating the sun’s magnetic fields, the point from which they originate has remained undetermined. Now, an international team of researchers may be closer to solving this 400-year-old mystery that confounded even Galileo Galilei.

Source link