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2 Replies and 3088 Views Solar Telescopes �3088 �2 Started by Anonymous How can you look through a solar telescope at the sun without burning your eyes I know it's a special telescope, but how does it work
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by Igor RudermanJump to last post
3/13/2009 12:32 PM
3 Replies and 2465 Views Plasma �2465 �3 Started by Anonymous I know if you fire lasers at plasma, the electrons get excited, but what is plasmaJimmy B.
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by Emilia KilpuaJump to last post
3/13/2009 11:05 AM
3 Replies and 2977 Views Solar Activity �2977 �3 Started by Anonymous I like Astronomy as a hobby, and many of the web sites have been talking about solar activity lately (or lack there of). I was wondering what the professionals think. It sure seems to be a very weak cycle. When was the last time we had so few sunspots for such a long period Ever What will the result be for us on Earth Some people have said this year they can only see an aurora even high in Canada and Alaska once in a while, and not almost every day like normal. If that also due to the lack of...
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by Paulett LiewerJump to last post
3/13/2009 8:41 AM
0 Replies and 1268 Views Cooking   �1268 �0 Started by Anonymous How close could you get to the Sun before burning up and die a very painful death
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3/13/2009 8:17 AM
1 Replies and 2090 Views sun �2090 �1 Started by Anonymous Jessica H (Fox) Hoiw many suns like or our own have been found outside our solar system
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by Paulett LiewerJump to last post
3/12/2009 9:09 AM
1 Replies and 2145 Views Sun - Solar Probe Mission �2145 �1 Started by Anonymous Chris (FOX) Hello, what is the solar probe mission, is it in space yet
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by Emilia KilpuaJump to last post
3/10/2009 7:27 AM
1 Replies and 2135 Views Sun �2135 �1 Started by Anonymous How much gas does the Sun have Will the sun blow up Or will the Sun's extreme heat flood Earth
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by Emilia KilpuaJump to last post
3/9/2009 4:12 AM
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