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 weeks ago

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: Aurora lowest lattitudes

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

3 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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?...

4 weeks ago

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...

4 weeks ago

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 ...

1 month ago

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...

1 month ago

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...

1 month ago

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...

1 month ago

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...

1 month ago

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...

1 month ago

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...

5 months ago

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: Scientist parents?

I have heard about many scientists who have parents that are scientists, engineers, or medical doctors. However, there are also lots of scientists an...

5 months ago

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: Artistic scientists

I took a lot of art classes when I was a kid. I took classes on ceramics, as well as on textile arts like spinning, weaving, and dyeing wool. I also...

5 months ago

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: ham radio

Hello! I am not a HAM radio operator, but some of my co-workers at the University of Iowa are. Scientists and engineers in my department built the W...

3/22/2018

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: Pluto

Hello! There are no definite plans to launch this kind of mission yet, as far as I know. However, the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Progr...

3/22/2018

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: hobbies

Hello! One of the things that got me interested in a career in science was looking up at the night sky and wondering what was out there. My parents ...

3/22/2018

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: planets beyond our solar system

Hello! According to NASA, we have found 3706 exoplanets so far. 928 of these exoplanets are believed to be terrestrial planets which means that they...

3/21/2018

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: solar storm

Hello! Some of the other planets in our solar system have aurora, just like the Earth does. Scientists have made observations of how solar storms li...

3/21/2018

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: our sun

Hello! My co-workers at the University of Iowa built the Voyager Plasma Wave Science instrument that made the observations showing that Voyager had re...

3/21/2018

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