Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: Solar cycle

Hi Jules! Yes, the solar cycle affects the Earth in a lot of different ways. When the Sun is more active at the peak of the solar cycle, there are...

3/27/2020

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: What if the sun quantum tunneled?

The Sun is huge - its diameter is about 1.3 million km. For comparison, the Earth is still pretty big, but its diameter is only about 12,000 km. ...

3/26/2020

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: Is the sun hotter in the summer?

Hello, The Sun is not hotter in the summer. The energy output of the Sun does not depend upon the seasons on Earth. The seasons also are not caus...

3/25/2020

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: SUN'S TIME

Hello! If you watch Doctor Who, you've probably heard that time is "a big ball of wibbly wobbly, timey wimey stuff." If you have read about Albert...

3/23/2020

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: Can the sun be put out with water?

Hello, No, you cannot put out the Sun with water. The Sun is not burning like a campfire. The light and heat from the Sun actually come from nucl...

3/23/2020

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: Eclipses

Hello! When another planet passes between the Sun and the Earth, we call it a transit. Transits are very different from the solar eclipses we see ...

3/23/2020

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: career current status

Hi Laurie, The university where I work has requested that all employees outside of health care work remotely unless they provide a critical functio...

3/23/2020

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: solar storms

Hi Erica, Solar storms can affect all of the planets and objects in our solar system, but the way in which they affect objects in our solar system ...

10/21/2019

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: Soundtrack for Solar Week

Thursday's Solar Week songs were from Newfoundland and Labrador! Here is a recent cover of a song about the northern lights originally recorded by fa...

3/22/2019

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: Aurora lowest lattitudes

Hi JB! During an unusually large geomagnetic storm that occurred in 1859, people reported seeing low‚Äźlatitude red aurora in Mexico, Cuba, and Hawaii....

3/22/2019

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: Solar wind effects on Earth below the atmosphere?

Hello! The answer to this question is "It's complicated..." If I understand what you are asking, it is useful to compare Earth with Mercury. The ...

3/22/2019

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: Soundtrack for Solar Week

Today we have some music recorded on board the International Space Station by astronaut Chris Hadfield! Space Oddity https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

3/20/2019

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: Seeing the aurora (Northern Lights)

Hi Jennifer! Yes, I have seen the northern lights. The very first time I saw the northern lights was when I was a kid growing up in northern Minneso...

3/20/2019

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: Soundtrack for Solar Week

Hello! I will tweeting some sunny songs all this week using the hashtag #NASASolarWeek! So far I have tweeted: Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles ...

3/19/2019

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: Neutrinos (TW)

Hello! This is a rather odd question. I'm not quite sure where you would have heard that neutrinos cause red-shifts. Perhaps you have misunderstood...

3/19/2019

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: Solar Storms and Underground Rocks (FB)

Hello! The article from National Geographic was based upon a research article that appeared in the American Geophysical Union's Space Weather journal...

3/19/2019

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: solar storms

Hi there! This is a good question! Aurora have been seen on Uranus using the Hubble Space Telescope, but they don't look much like the aurora we hav...

3/18/2019

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: Solar power on robots

Hello! This is a great question. Currently, the record for the space mission that has traveled the furthest from the Sun using solar power is held by...

3/18/2019

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: careers

Hi Stepanie! That's a great question. The answer is yes, scientists do often compete against one another. Most of NASA's data sets are freely a...

3/18/2019

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: space weather

Terry mentioned some of the types of solar space weather, but other types of space weather are geomagnetic storms, substorms, and the aurora. Sub...

10/26/2018

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