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1 Replies and 2709 Views Layers of the Sun �2709 �1 Started by Anonymous My students would like to know how have scientists 'discovered' the layers of the Sun
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by Dawn MyersJump to last post
22 Oct 2010 07:35 AM
1 Replies and 2917 Views Da sun �2917 �1 Started by Anonymous In what time period do you think we will find a material that can withstand the temperatures on the sun to explore on the sun (Jalen Perez from SRE)
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by Emilia KilpuaJump to last post
21 Oct 2010 10:45 AM
5 Replies and 3410 Views discovering the Sun - (ten questions) �3410 �5 Started by Anonymous Greetings from Romania! We are an enthusiastic group of students from 11th I grade in Tudor Vianu National High School of Computer Science, Bucharest, Romania. We are really delighted to take part in this outstanding project and we strongly consider that this opportunity enhanced our knowledge in science. Moreover, we have learnt many new and interesting facts about the Sun. We would like to ask several questions about Sun: 1. What kind of data can be implied about the inside o...
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by Mitzi AdamsJump to last post
21 Oct 2010 06:57 AM
7 Replies and 2792 Views Knowing more about the Sun (eight questions) �2792 �7 Started by Anonymous Greetings from Romania! We are an enthusiastic group of students from 11th F grade in Tudor Vianu National High School of Computer Science, Bucharest, Romania. Thanks to this project, we have improved our knowledge about the Sun and developed our skills in astronomy and physics. We would like to ask some questions about Sun: 1. How does electromagnetic radiation form in the Sun and how does it affect Earth 2. Is it possible to improve spatial resolution so that the sun can be se...
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by Sarah GibsonJump to last post
20 Oct 2010 08:12 PM
1 Replies and 2357 Views the sun, closer to us than never before �2357 �1 Started by Anonymous Greetings from Romania! We are an enthusiastic group of students from 12th D grade in Tudor Vianu National High School of Computer Science, Bucharest, Romania. We are really glad to have the chance to take part in this great project, we have enjoyed all the daily activities from the last year edition. Hence, we are expecting to have a great and interesting week this year, too. We would like to ask three questions about Sun:1. How can we tell that the different layers of the Sun rotate at dif...
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by Terry KuceraJump to last post
20 Oct 2010 12:33 PM
1 Replies and 2454 Views fusion instead of fission �2454 �1 Started by Anonymous My students would like to ask why the Sun uses nuclear fusion instead of nuclear fission to make energy.
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by Emilia KilpuaJump to last post
20 Oct 2010 10:52 AM
1 Replies and 2178 Views learning about the Sun �2178 �1 Started by Anonymous Greetings from Romania! We are an enthusiastic group of students from 6th grade in Tudor Vianu National High School of Computer Science, Bucharest, Romania. We are really honored to take part in this marvelous project. We would like to ask several questions about Sun: 1. What do you think is the most interesting phenomenon that occurs on the sun 2. How can the Sun emit heat for millions of years Thank you very much for this opportunity.
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by Emilia KilpuaJump to last post
20 Oct 2010 09:22 AM
1 Replies and 2100 Views Sun effects on earth �2100 �1 Started by Anonymous Leslie R (r) Is there evidence that the Sun plays a role in global warming, or is it strictly a pollution thing
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by Dawn MyersJump to last post
20 Oct 2010 09:17 AM
1 Replies and 2451 Views Question for Mandy Hagenaar �2451 �1 Started by Anonymous You mentioned that you liked to study the sun from a 'physics point-of-view' because it's practically our neighbor. How long do you think it will be before we have information on other types of stars in our galaxy
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by Mandy HagenaarJump to last post
20 Oct 2010 08:12 AM
1 Replies and 1875 Views sun �1875 �1 Started by Anonymous How many cars would fit on the sun
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by Emilia KilpuaJump to last post
20 Oct 2010 02:07 AM
1 Replies and 1905 Views passing through sunspots �1905 �1 Started by Anonymous can you pass through an active sun spot
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by Terry KuceraJump to last post
19 Oct 2010 04:24 PM
1 Replies and 2421 Views Learning about the sun!!!! �2421 �1 Started by Anonymous How Many stars can be fit in the sun.!
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by Terry KuceraJump to last post
19 Oct 2010 04:13 PM
1 Replies and 2394 Views horrible �2394 �1 Started by Anonymous when will the sun explode. ese
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by Terry KuceraJump to last post
19 Oct 2010 04:07 PM
1 Replies and 1974 Views importance of the sun �1974 �1 Started by Anonymous How does understanding the Sun lead to understanding the rest of the universe
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by Emilia KilpuaJump to last post
19 Oct 2010 11:10 AM
1 Replies and 2241 Views sun �2241 �1 Started by Anonymous Haley (SRE) Will our sun explode, and if so when
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by Dawn MyersJump to last post
19 Oct 2010 07:50 AM
2 Replies and 2228 Views Sun �2228 �2 Started by Anonymous Julie (r) How come the sun has low and high active cycles thanks...
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by Mitzi AdamsJump to last post
19 Oct 2010 07:09 AM
1 Replies and 1925 Views Sun �1925 �1 Started by Anonymous Jose (r) are there any other stars smaller than our our sun, what about their temperatures, hotter or colder
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by Paulett LiewerJump to last post
18 Oct 2010 01:48 PM
1 Replies and 2516 Views Sun&180;s temperature �2516 �1 Started by Anonymous My students would like to know how scientists can measure the temperature in the inner core of the Sun.
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by Emilia KilpuaJump to last post
18 Oct 2010 12:28 PM
2 Replies and 2273 Views Sun (solar flares) �2273 �2 Started by Jim Stryder Rebecca (Ever) How long was the longest solar flare measured
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by Mitzi AdamsJump to last post
18 Oct 2010 08:38 AM
1 Replies and 1980 Views Sun's energy �1980 �1 Started by Jim Stryder Isaiah (Cyp) How do you know what the sun's energy is made up of
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by Terry KuceraJump to last post
18 Oct 2010 07:26 AM
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