NASA Now: The Sun: The Impact of Solar Activity on Earth

NASA Now logoMeet Mitzi Adams, an astrophysicist studying the sun. Adams has been working as a solar scientist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., since 1988. She analyzes data in an attempt to predict solar flares and coronal mass ejections, or CMEs. Knowing when a solar flare, or CME, is going to occur is important for our satellites in orbit, for astronauts in space, and even for power companies on the ground. Instruments on board satellites now improve these predictions. In this episode, Adams presents the latest information about the sun’s layers, coronal mass ejections, solar flares and solar cycles.

This program is available on the NES Virtual Campus website beginning Jan 4, 2012.

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3 thoughts on “NASA Now: The Sun: The Impact of Solar Activity on Earth”

  1. i’ve been looking around the site to see if there’s somewhere i can find out a few things such as is it possible that if a black hole were at the center of the milky way and it was pointed at earth with one of the sides that releases what ever kind of energy they release could it effect our planet or sun and also how long would a energy burst take to reach us from the center ive been looking around the net for a 2012 doomsday scenario that sounds anything at all like this im no scientist but is this not at all possible? a gamma or x-ray burst from a black hole eating a star pointed directly at us could harm us? like i said cant find anything on this subject if you could at least direct me to a site or something that would be great thanks for your time

  2. buonasera è vero che questa esplosione solare che raggiungerà la terra è prevista nel 2012 ? voi siete d’accordo con le profezie dei maya, vi ringrazio per la risposta…ombretta

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