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Title: The 11 years solar cycle as the manifestation of the dark Universe

Sun’s luminosity in the visible changes at the 10-3 level, following an 11 years period. In X-rays, which should not be there, the amplitude varies even ~105 times stronger, making their mysterious origin since the discovery in 1938 even more puzzling, and inspiring. We suggest that the multifaceted mysterious solar cycle is due to some kind of dark matter streams hitting the Sun. Planetary gravitational lensing enhances (occasionally) slow moving flows of dark constituents towards the Sun, giving rise to the periodic behaviour. Jupiter provides the driving oscillatory force, though its 11.8 years orbital period appears slightly decreased, just as 11 years, if the lensing impact of other planets is included. Then, the 11 years solar clock may help to decipher (overlooked) signatures from the dark sector in laboratory experiments or observations in space.
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [6]
  1. Univ. of Patras (Greece); CERN, Geneva (Switzerland)
  2. Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  3. Nikhef-Univ. of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  4. IRFU, Centre d'Etudes Nuclaires de Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
  5. Inst. fuer Kernphysik, TU-Darmstadt (Germany)
  6. Univ. of Patras (Greece)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0217-7323; R&D Project: PO-022; KA2201020; TRN: US1600713
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Modern Physics Letters A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 29; Journal Issue: 37; Journal ID: ISSN 0217-7323
World Scientific Publishing
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS 11 years solar cycle; gravitational lensing; NONLUMINOUS MATTER