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FACULA (diminutive of fax, Lat. for "...

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Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 122 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FACULA (diminutive of fax, Lat. for " torch "), in astronomy, a minute shining spot on the sun's disk, markedly brighter than the photosphere in general, usually appearing in groups. Faculae are most frequent in the neighbourhood of spots. (See SUN.)
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