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0 Replies and 3954 Views Parker Solar Probe: Touch the Sun? Learn more about Parker.   �3954 �0 Started by Anonymous (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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23 Mar 2018 02:28 PM
2 Replies and 3566 Views Parker Solar Probe: Launching during solar minimum �3566 �2 Started by Anonymous (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
23 Mar 2018 09:05 AM
2 Replies and 2068 Views Parker Solar Probe: water �2068 �2 Started by Anonymous (from webinar): What keeps water from boiling in the pipes or freezing
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by Mitzi AdamsJump to last post
23 Mar 2018 07:49 AM
1 Replies and 1771 Views Parker Solar Probe: name cards to sun �1771 �1 Started by Anonymous (from webinar): Where are the name cards going on the PSP craft
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by Paulett LiewerJump to last post
22 Mar 2018 05:02 PM
1 Replies and 3382 Views Parker Solar Probe: Speed of Probe �3382 �1 Started by Anonymous 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
22 Mar 2018 04:29 PM
1 Replies and 1740 Views Future Missions to Study Other Stars? �1740 �1 Started by Anonymous (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
22 Mar 2018 04:13 PM
1 Replies and 1866 Views Parker Solar Probe: Time period of satellite �1866 �1 Started by Anonymous (from webinar): whats the time period of satellite Thanks, Rajesh
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by Christina CohenJump to last post
22 Mar 2018 04:01 PM
1 Replies and 3265 Views Parker Solar Probe: How can probe survive temperature �3265 �1 Started by Anonymous (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
22 Mar 2018 03:52 PM
1 Replies and 3620 Views Parker Solar Probe: CME Danger? �3620 �1 Started by Anonymous (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
22 Mar 2018 03:29 PM
1 Replies and 1670 Views Parker Solar Probe - Venus �1670 �1 Started by Anonymous Why is the probe going around Venus
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by Nicky FoxJump to last post
22 Mar 2018 11:54 AM
2 Replies and 1826 Views Parker Solar Probe - protection �1826 �2 Started by Anonymous (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
22 Mar 2018 11:48 AM
1 Replies and 1909 Views Pluto �1909 �1 Started by Anonymous 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
22 Mar 2018 08:16 AM
1 Replies and 1695 Views planets beyond our solar system �1695 �1 Started by Anonymous 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
21 Mar 2018 01:02 PM
2 Replies and 1944 Views near sun planetary exploration �1944 �2 Started by Anonymous 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
20 Mar 2018 02:21 PM
1 Replies and 1822 Views Speed of the Sun? �1822 �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
19 Mar 2018 07:16 AM
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