The sun seems much more active in the past 50 years

Posted by ProjectC 
"It does look like the sun has been more active in the last 50 years than it has been for a long time. One estimate is that there has not been this long a time period of high activity in something like 8,000 years."

- Dr. David Hathaway, NASA (remark made in 2005) [spaceweather.com]

The Ulysses Mission