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Is there a chronometer hidden deep in the Sun?


No support is found for the conventional view of the sunspot cycle, that there exists a large random walk in the phase of the cycle. Instead, both sunspots and the [D/H] solar/terrestrial weather indicator seem to be paced by an accurate clock inside the Sun.

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Dicke, R. Is there a chronometer hidden deep in the Sun?. Nature 276, 676–680 (1978).

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