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Public safe from solar cycle

By Yuan Yufei (Guangming Daily)

16:14, December 07, 2011

Edited and translated by Han Shasha, People's Daily Online

"The solar maximum, for the public, it will not bring any impact except for stronger ultraviolet radiations. However, it could damage society's high-tech infrastructure," said a scientist at a recent conference.

Yan Yihua, principal researcher at the National Astronomical Observatories, said the solar cycle is a periodic change in accordance with the amount of sunspots. It has a period of about 11 years, and the solar maximum is expected to come near 2012.

The National Astronomical Observatories will release information about the solar activity in a timely fashion. The Meteorological Administration Center will also promptly inform the public of the related information.


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