Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: career current status

Hello Laurie, I work at the same NASA center as Sabrina, so have been working from home for two weeks now. Last week, I was allowed to return to t...

2 months ago

Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: infrared radation and effect on magnetic field

The Sun produces a wide range of radiation, from long radio to visible to X ray to Gamma Ray, and that includes infrared. This range of types is call...

2 months ago

Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: Are solar storms dangerous

Hello, Mostly no, as long as you are on Earth, the Earth's magnetic field protects us. However, solar storms can cause currents to flow in the grou...

2 months ago

Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: Does the sun make noise?

Yes, the Sun does make noise. As far back as 1949, Ruby Payne-Scott published a paper in the Australian Journal of Scientific Research A, about radio...

2 months ago

Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: Croissant-Shaped Bubble

Good morning! I assume you are referring to the measurements made by the Voyagers as they traverse through the solar system's magnetic field and int...

2 months ago

Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: Black holes

No, I am afraid not, since no information can get out of the black hole.

10/25/2019

Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: temperature of sun

One way that we know is by looking at the spectrum of light coming from the Sun. We know from the laboratory, what temperatures are required to produ...

10/25/2019

Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: Sun fuel?

Any star, including our Sun, begins its life with hydrogen as a fuel. The mass of all that gas pushing in on the center (core) of the star causes the...

10/25/2019

Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: Sunspots - what's new and interesting

At the moment, no. We are in the midst of solar minimum, when there are few to no sunspots. More broadly, there were large solar cycles from the fif...

10/25/2019

Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: women in solar science

Being a scientist is like being a detective, you follow clues to solve a mystery. So what I love about my job is the thrill of discovery, knowing tha...

10/25/2019

Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: Aurora on Mars?

Probably not. Mars does have residual magnetic field, but not a global one, and its atmosphere is pretty thin. There might be some sky glow, but it ...

10/24/2019

Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: Why study the sun?

I have always been interested in astronomy and also geology. While in high school, I chose astronomy as a focus because I thought I had a better chan...

10/24/2019

Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: Does the sun spin?

Yes, the sun does rotate on its axis, just like Earth does, but the rate is different. One day on Earth takes 24 hours. One day on the sun takes an ...

10/23/2019

Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: sunspots

Sunspots are darker than their surroundings because they are cooler. Their strong magnetic field keeps some heat from reaching the surface (photosphe...

10/23/2019

Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: Supernova

No, the Sun will not become a supernova, only stars with a lot more mass can. Our star will go through a red-giant phase; its atmosphere will puff ou...

10/22/2019

Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: the sun

Stars with the most mass burn through it much more quickly than those with low mass. Our Sun is more-or-less a middle weight, and will last another a...

10/22/2019

Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: Parker Solar Probe

No, its closest approach will not be until 2025. Data from the Probe are still being calibrated, but will be released soon.

10/22/2019

Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: Objects Hitting the Sun?

Yes, sort of. The coronagrah on SOHO has movies of comets disappearing as they orbit the Sun, we suspect that they went into the solar atmosphere whe...

10/22/2019

Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: Electric Rivers

I suppose you could say so. We measure and see the impact of magnetic fields on the Sun. A magnetic field can be produced by a moving electric charg...

10/22/2019

Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: solar storms

Hi Cynthia, You could expect to see aurorae on any planet that has a magnetic field and an atmosphere. Good question! Regards, Mitzi A.

3/18/2019

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