TNRTB Archive - Retained for reference information
Astronomers discover that faculae, large-scale bright solar surface features, contribute 80% of the total solar irradiance variability. To keep this variability down to 0.1%, even for only 100,000 years, requires exquisite fine-tuning of several solar characteristics.
Stephen R. Walton, Dora G. Preminger, and Gary A. Chapman, “The Contribution of Faculae and Network to Long-Term Changes in the Total Solar Irradiance,” Astrophysical Journal, 590 (2003), pp. 1088-1094.
RTB articles: three articles on the sun in Facts for Faith (quarter 2, 2002)
RTB book: The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd edition