It wasn’t long ago astronomers identified a new sunspot indicating the beginning of a new solar cycle. However, the solar activity was short lived and the sun’s surface returned to dormancy. Some astronomers have begun hypothesizing a sustained lack of activity could actually trigger a mini ice age similar to a period of cold that hit only a few centuries past. Although it is still far too early for any accurate assessments of future inactivity, many astronomers are already perplexed by this cycle’s particular lack of sunspots. If the ice age theory held water, would it not be a bittersweet irony for environmentalists to begin crying about "Global Cooling?"
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