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Polar Storms Reboot the Sun's Magnetic Program

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Science  28 Nov 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5650, pp. 1490
DOI: 10.1126/science.302.5650.1490b

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Solar physicists have identified the key process that clears the way for freshly realigned magnetic fields to take root at the sun's poles: the titanic eruptions of gas called coronal mass ejections.