Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: Black holes

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

2 weeks ago

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...

2 weeks ago

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...

2 weeks ago

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...

2 weeks ago

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...

2 weeks ago

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 ...

2 weeks ago

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...

2 weeks ago

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 ...

2 weeks ago

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...

2 weeks ago

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...

2 weeks ago

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...

2 weeks ago

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.

2 weeks ago

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...

2 weeks ago

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...

2 weeks ago

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

Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: Galaxies

In her answer, Terry talked about the distances to dwarf galaxies. The distance to the nearest "large-spiral galaxy" is about 2.5 million light years...

3/18/2019

Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: Artistic scientists

Hi, I am not an artist, but one of our colleagues, Steele Hill, is an incredible artist. I have not artistic talent at all, although in third grade,...

10/24/2018

Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: Eclipses

If the planet were just the right size and just the right distance away to completely block the bright part of the Sun (the photosphere), it could sti...

10/23/2018

Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: Magnetic field

John E. the strength of a refrigerator magnet can be about 50 Gauss and the strength of Earth's magnetic field is about 0.5 Gauss.

10/23/2018

Mitzi Adamsreplied to: RE: Scientist parents?

I definitely think there is an advantage if one or both parents are scientists. But I also think that having parents who stress the importance of an ...

10/23/2018

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