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Unformatted text preview: Amanda Ferencz AST 3033 Prof. Wooten Unit III Extra Credit STEREO: The Sun's Corona Unraveled in 3D 1. Why is the mission called "STEREO"? - Because of the fact that they are sending TWO spacecraft that can bring back double the information. (Like a stereo can bring back double the sound.) 2. The two images were made in the light of ten time ionized iron atoms. How many electrons did these atoms have left in orbit? - Only as much as what was in the corona. 3.When will get a chance to compare the space based STEREO views of the corona with ground based observations? Why do we have to wait so long? - August 1st, because the angles of the spacecraft change 45 degrees each year. ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course AST 3033 taught by Professor Wooten during the Spring '08 term at W. Florida.

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