Christina Cohenreplied to: RE: Solar Flares

Hi, On the Sun there are areas with really complicated loops of magnetic fields. Sometimes these loops twist around or cross each other and then '...

2 months ago

Christina Cohenreplied to: RE: internships and science/space camps?

Hi, I didn't do any of these things as a kid, but there also weren't as many available back then. I would say that it isn't critical to do them,...

2 months ago

Christina Cohenreplied to: RE: Next eclipse

Hi, The next full solar eclipse in the US is in April, 2024. I definitely plan on going to see it, and I have a few years to figure out where. I ...

2 months ago

Christina Cohenreplied to: RE: Parker Solar Probe: Launching during solar minimum

From the point of energetic particles, we did want to launch into a more active period - but you go when NASA approves the mission and tells you you c...

2 months ago

Christina Cohenreplied to: RE: Parker Solar Probe: Speed of Probe

Hi, The Earth itself is going pretty fast around the Sun (about 67,000 mph), so just by starting on the Earth Solar Probe is going pretty fast. ...

2 months ago

Christina Cohenreplied to: RE: Future Missions to Study Other Stars?

Hi, We have astronomy missions that study many stars in great detail and there are new ones proposed and being built. In fact the next big telesco...

2 months ago

Christina Cohenreplied to: RE: Parker Solar Probe: Time period of satellite

Hi, I'm not sure which 'time period' you mean. The whole mission is just under 7 years long. During this time Solar Probe will make 24 orbits aro...

2 months ago

Christina Cohenreplied to: RE: Parker Solar Probe: How can probe survive temperature

Hi, This was definitely one of the biggest challenges for the mission! While the temperature of the corona is very high, the density is extremely ...

2 months ago

Christina Cohenreplied to: RE: Stellar Winds?

Hi, No, we have evidence that there is the equivalence of a solar wind at other stars. In fact probably most stars that are similar to our Sun hav...

2 months ago

Christina Cohenreplied to: RE: Parker Solar Probe: CME Danger?

Hi, Coronal mass ejections reach spacecraft all the time, although usually near Earth's orbit (where most of our spacecraft are) without destroying...

2 months ago

Christina Cohenreplied to: RE: solar strms

Hi, Our current definition of solar storms encompasses a wide range of phenomena, not all of which were possible to observe long ago. We have reco...

2 months ago

Christina Cohenreplied to: RE: sunspots

Hi, It is very hard to observe the poles of the Sun from the ecliptic plane (where most of our spacecraft and Earth are). Sometimes we get a glimp...

2 months ago

Christina Cohenreplied to: RE: our sun

Hi, Although a lot of people tend to think of the Sun's energy as the light it puts out (e.g., how we use it for solar power), but a lot of the Sun...

2 months ago

Christina Cohenreplied to: RE: eclipse

I did too! Like KD, I took my family (although we went to Wyoming). It was really amazing! I had seen partial eclipses before but a total eclipse j...

2 months ago

Christina Cohenreplied to: RE: hobbie

I don't collect antiques, but in my office I have two items that I found at a flea market in the Hague a couple of years ago. They are drawings (from...

3 months ago

Christina Cohenreplied to: RE: Who inspired you?

Hi, One might expect me to say my mother since she was a physicist (and back in the day when there were only literally a handful of women in physic...

10/25/2017

Christina Cohenreplied to: RE: Sunspots

Hi, You can see the current status of the solar cycle (we’re in cycle number 24) here: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/solar-cycle-progression ...

10/25/2017

Christina Cohenreplied to: RE: vampires & solar eclipses

Sorry - I just realized there was a typo in my answer (although not about the vampires...) The totality will be about 7 minutes (not 2.7). Still pre...

3/31/2017

Christina Cohenreplied to: RE: Eclipse

I was mostly planning on going for just fun, but I got roped into giving a short presentation after the eclipse at a local library (which I'm happy to...

3/30/2017

Christina Cohenreplied to: RE: career

Hi, The short answer is that there are literally hundreds of schools throughout the US that will give you a great science education. Generally if ...

3/30/2017

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