Richard S. wrote:
Well that explains it.
Do you really think that is the intention of that quote to say they are confirming a 1 and half year old NASA article?
That said, it's an example of a carefully worded phrase that basically says nothing. It's purpose was to get the reader's attention, which it does, to make the SSRC sound very large and important, on a par with NASA, without actually admitting anything. Sort of the same way the large, impressive office building in the photo implies that the entire building is the SSRC headquarters, even though the photo doesn't show the very large and equally as important SSRC sign.
Otherwise it would read: "Today the SSRC announces that it has researched and concurs with NASA's findings that there are substantial changes occurring on the sun's surface.
Just another attempt to cash in on the global warming controversy, or commit theft by deception.