A planet-size sunspot has grown 10

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According to Live Science, a sunspot that was just a blip a few days ago has now grown ten times its original size and is comparable to the size of a planet.

Because the sunspot is aimed directly at the Earth, solar scientists are closely monitoring its activity to see what happens next.

Sunspots are areas on the Sun's surface with strong magnetic fields that temporarily stop the process of convection in the area.

As a result, the temperature in the region drops significantly, making it appear darker when viewed from Earth.

Our Sun is nearing the end of its 11-year solar cycle, when its magnetic poles reverse, with the north pole becoming the south pole and vice versa.

This is a period of high solar activity, which can cause severe space weather.

Scientists are keeping an eye on the Sun to see if a major solar storm is heading our way.

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