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#1 HouseBuilder328

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 07:55 PM

I think the Solar Orbiter launch will be good for learning about space weather. Took off on an Atlas V rocket. Maybe this will help design and build longer-performing satellites/vehicles. Can't wait to see the pictures this thing will retrieve.

 

"Observations of the poles could explain why the sun's magnetic field changes, alternating over an 11-year period"

 

 

https://www.cnn.com/...trnd/index.html

 

https://en.wikipedia...i/Solar_Orbiter


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Posted 15 February 2020 - 01:23 PM

Very interesting indeed. The sun is starting to captivate me more and more, read a lot about it's processes. And then you can observe for yourself! My long time plan is to follow the sun through solar cycle 25, that's one decade...



#3 Jim_V

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 08:39 AM

As I get a bit older, I'v have thought about starting to get some filters to do some solar observing. At least that way, it will open up more opportunities to pull out the scopes...




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