Lindsay Glesenerreplied to: RE: upper atmosphere/auroras

The aurora happens because super-fast charged particles sneak into the Earth's atmosphere and collide with ambient atoms and molecules, which release ...

1 month ago

Lindsay Glesenerreplied to: RE: Observing during Solar Eclipses

When the moon blocks out the Sun during an eclipse, it's easier to see the faint corona around the Sun, as Dr. Adams explained. One way to think of i...

3/20/2018

Lindsay Glesenerreplied to: RE: solar storm

As you suspected, astronauts that travel between planets would be subjected to much higher doses of radiation than we get here on Earth, and even diff...

10/27/2017

Lindsay Glesenerreplied to: RE: Sunspots

Sunspot numbers rise and fall in 11-year cycles. Right now we are in the falling part of the cycle, so there are not very many spots. (To see the Su...

10/25/2017

Lindsay Glesenerreplied to: RE: Who inspired you?

I don't think I can pick out one person who inspired me to go into science. I'd say it was the interesting nature of the field of physics itself that...

10/23/2017

Lindsay Glesenerreplied to: RE: Eclipse August on 21st

I also saw the eclipse from Salem, and it was very cool to observe the sky dimming, the air temperature decrease, and the moon's shadow overtake the s...

10/23/2017

Lindsay Glesenerreplied to: RE: sunspot

I'm not sure what the largest sunspot is, but an extremely large one showed up on the Sun just a couple years ago. This one was visible on the Sun in...

3/30/2017

Lindsay Glesenerreplied to: RE: Size of sunspots

Sunspots are caused by the Sun's magnetic field, a complicated, churning field that is always evolving. Some of the changes are slow, like gradual su...

3/27/2017

Lindsay Glesenerreplied to: RE: Your Career

Yes, I believe I will still be studying the Sun. There's so much that can be learned from studying our nearest star, and we still have a lot to learn...

3/27/2017

Lindsay Glesenerreplied to: RE: Planet Names

In English (and in the Romance languages) the planets are named after Roman and Greek gods. This came from ancient times, as the planets were very im...

10/17/2016

Lindsay Glesenerreplied to: RE: solar eclipses

A solar eclipse happens when the Moon lines up between the Sun and the Earth, covering up part or all of the Sun. If the Moon is not exactly lined up...

10/17/2016

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