RAYS INTENSIFY: The solar cycle is plunging to its lowest level in
years. As sunspots vanish and the sun's magnetic field weakens, cosmic
rays are penetrating the inner Solar System in greater numbers than
usual. High-altitude balloon flights over California have detected the
change in the form of increased radiation levels in our planet's
Visit today's edition of Spaceweather.com to see the latest
data and to learn how intensifying cosmic rays can affect us on Earth.