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We Were Totally Wrong About the Sun's Shape Until Yesterday

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The most fun part of all of this, though, might be how we finally figured out our mistake. The researchers called on data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which has the distinct advantage of being in space. Turns out our stupid earthbound measurements have been distorted by our stupid atmosphere this whole time.

Isn't the first rule of the scientific method to control for the environment?

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