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Last Post 5/21/2015 6:41 AM by  Kris Sigsbee
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5/20/2015 12:14 PM
    susan o what would be you next alternate choice of career if you didn't study the sun?
    Tags: career

    Christina Cohen

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    5/20/2015 7:24 PM

    Hi Susan,

    Interesting question! If I could still be a physicist or a scientist I'd probably pick Astronomer or maybe Archaeologist. It is hard for me to imagine having a career that isn't science-based since that's what I'm most interested in and seem best at.


    Kris Sigsbee

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    5/21/2015 6:41 AM

    Hi Susan,

    Actually, not all of the Solar Week Scientists study the Sun. My area of expertise is magnetospheric physics - the Earth's radiation belts, the aurora, the Earth's magnetic field, geomagnetic storms, etc.

    If I wasn't doing scientific research in magnetospheric physics, I think it would be really cool to be one of the engineers who work in mission control during launches.


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