Is the Sun Shrinking?
in Mosaic (Jan.-Feb. 1982), Superintend-
ent of Documents, U.S. GovernmentShrinking? Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.
Scientists have agreed in recent years that the sun is not a placid place. It pulsates, erupts in storms, and is developing holes in its outer atmos- phere. The sun, writes Johnson, a Colorado science writer, is an "un- predictable, middle-aged star." Some astronomers now think that it may also be a shrinking star, and that contention has sparked...