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0 Replies and 5811 Views Parker Solar Probe: Touch the Sun? Learn more about Parker.   �5811 �0 Started by SC Museum (from email) I work at a museum and we are having a special day dedicated to the Parker Solar Probe and its launch. -We have looked up some activity ideas from NASA Wavelength and the NASA Museum alliance. I believe there will be solar cookies and also we will model the inner solar system in order to have people understand the mission route and speed. -There will be H-alpha solar observing and activities we used during the recent solar eclipse. I was wondering if yo...
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3/23/2018 1:28 PM
2 Replies and 4395 Views Parker Solar Probe: Launching during solar minimum �4395 �2 Started by Terry (via facebook after watching webinar on YouTube): Thanks for sharing, that was great! I was hoping someone would ask her if there was a reason for launching during solar minimum, and why the mission is only 7 years so it won't last through all of cycle 25.
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by Christina CohenJump to last post
3/23/2018 8:05 AM
2 Replies and 2609 Views Parker Solar Probe: water �2609 �2 Started by James (from webinar): What keeps water from boiling in the pipes or freezing
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by Mitzi AdamsJump to last post
3/23/2018 6:49 AM
1 Replies and 2290 Views Parker Solar Probe: name cards to sun �2290 �1 Started by Devin (from webinar): Where are the name cards going on the PSP craft
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by Paulett LiewerJump to last post
3/22/2018 4:02 PM
1 Replies and 4245 Views Parker Solar Probe: Speed of Probe �4245 �1 Started by Carole Holmberg Museum of York County (SC) from webinar: From Carole Holmberg Museum of York County, Rock Hill, SC : Why is it (Parker Solar Probe) going so fast How will it slow down
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by Christina CohenJump to last post
3/22/2018 3:29 PM
1 Replies and 2253 Views Future Missions to Study Other Stars? �2253 �1 Started by Gvisha (from webinar): After the parker solar probe mission are there any other future mission to study other stars other than the sun
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by Christina CohenJump to last post
3/22/2018 3:13 PM
1 Replies and 2410 Views Parker Solar Probe: Time period of satellite �2410 �1 Started by Rajesh (from webinar): whats the time period of satellite Thanks, Rajesh
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by Christina CohenJump to last post
3/22/2018 3:01 PM
1 Replies and 4097 Views Parker Solar Probe: How can probe survive temperature �4097 �1 Started by Mark (from webinar): If the Corona temperature is up to 3 million degrees, and the melting point of steel is 2600 degrees, how can the probe survive visiting the corona Thanks, Mark
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by Christina CohenJump to last post
3/22/2018 2:52 PM
1 Replies and 4512 Views Parker Solar Probe: CME Danger? �4512 �1 Started by Devin (from webinar): Student question- If a coronal mass ejection reached the probe, would it destroy it
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by Christina CohenJump to last post
3/22/2018 2:29 PM
1 Replies and 2186 Views Parker Solar Probe - Venus �2186 �1 Started by Sujit Why is the probe going around Venus
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by Nicky FoxJump to last post
3/22/2018 10:54 AM
2 Replies and 2356 Views Parker Solar Probe - protection �2356 �2 Started by Rajesh (Question from webinar): How we have planned to save it from solar heat and radiation
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by Nicky FoxJump to last post
3/22/2018 10:48 AM
1 Replies and 2439 Views Pluto �2439 �1 Started by Renee H Do you think we'll return to pluto with any type of lander mission after the exciting results from a few years ago with New Horizons' flyby
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by Kris SigsbeeJump to last post
3/22/2018 7:16 AM
1 Replies and 2212 Views planets beyond our solar system �2212 �1 Started by christian m HI How accurate are the observations about the so-called extra-solar planets, in other solar systems
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by Kris SigsbeeJump to last post
3/21/2018 12:02 PM
2 Replies and 2502 Views near sun planetary exploration �2502 �2 Started by lexi h IS there any missions being planned or studied about going back to Venus with a robotic lander
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by Kris SigsbeeJump to last post
3/20/2018 1:21 PM
1 Replies and 2361 Views Speed of the Sun? �2361 �1 Started by Anonymous I'm curious about the speed of the sun in relation to the Galaxy. There seems to be different opinions out there. Is it really traveling at 450,000 mph
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by Mitzi AdamsJump to last post
3/19/2018 6:16 AM
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