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1 Replies and 4321 Views solar flares and magnetic fields �4321 �1 Started by Anonymous Do other planets have magnetic fields to protect them from solar flares Thanks for all your answers this week!
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by Kris SigsbeeJump to last post
3/25/2011 1:26 PM
1 Replies and 2656 Views The Sun �2656 �1 Started by Jim Stryder Arjanae (Titan) Fuchs How long does the light from the take to reach us on Earth, how do scientists measure this
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by Dawn MyersJump to last post
3/25/2011 9:10 AM
1 Replies and 3527 Views Sun �3527 �1 Started by Anonymous Carly S (cst) How can science really tell, or estimate the temperature of the sun, especially deep inside its core thank you...
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by Terry KuceraJump to last post
3/24/2011 10:35 AM
1 Replies and 3122 Views When will the sun burn out? �3122 �1 Started by Anonymous Hi, our Grade 6 class has the following question, 'When will the sun burn out, and what will happen to it' Thank you for taking the time to answer us! We really enjoy your Solar Week site! -Arjun , Grade 6, St. Maurice School, Winnipeg, MB
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by Pat ReiffJump to last post
3/23/2011 1:19 PM
2 Replies and 2959 Views surface of sun �2959 �2 Started by Anonymous How do we know how does the surface of the sun looks like if we never been to the surface of the sun because is really hot
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by Yan LiJump to last post
3/22/2011 5:42 PM
2 Replies and 2769 Views Sun (solar flares) �2769 �2 Started by Anonymous Rebecca (Ever) How long was the longest solar flare measured
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by Yan LiJump to last post
3/22/2011 5:33 PM
2 Replies and 3304 Views STEREO mission -- whole Sun? �3304 �2 Started by Anonymous Hi, I heard that the NASA STEREO mission has two spacecraft that can now see the whole sun. Why were we not able to see the whole sun before What new things will we be able to see Where can we see the pictures of the other side of the sun
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by Yan LiJump to last post
3/22/2011 4:08 PM
1 Replies and 3259 Views Sun's Tempeture �3259 �1 Started by Anonymous How do scientists know the exact tempeture of the sun, if they can't land on it
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by Paulett LiewerJump to last post
3/21/2011 8:55 PM
1 Replies and 2911 Views Sun - moon relation �2911 �1 Started by Anonymous Hi, I would like to know if the extra-large moon we had last weekend has something to do with the sun, is there any relationship Thank you. James (9 years)
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by Kris SigsbeeJump to last post
3/21/2011 11:23 AM
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