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Rosenberg-Coleman effect

I know only that it states some variations of the Sun's magnetic fields. What is the Rosenberg-Coleman effect specifically?
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Force on Earth due to Sun's radiation pressure

I have been asked by my Classical Electrodynamics professor to calculate the force that the Sun exerts in the Earth's surface due to its radiation pressure supposing that all radiation is absorbed and ...
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Could a solar flare cause the Earth's magnetic poles to reverse?

With all the hype of the impending "2012 Mayan doomsday" I was thinking it might be interesting to see what principles of physics prevent the theories of doomsday from occurring. One overarching ...
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Using energy from sun magnetic field

Knowing ...
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Producing energy from magnetic flux loops

I've simplified this down by quite a lot but as far as I understand it, magnetic fields on the Sun's surface twist together and when it gets all a bit too much they release energy. My question is why ...