Make Your Own Sun-Earth
Thanks to the Internet, it is easy for you to keep up with the
latest observations and breakthroughs in the study of Sun and
Earth. In fact, anyone who can access the World Wide Web can study
the Sun, EarthÝs magnetosphere, and interplanetary space, because
that is where ISTP scientists receive and share their data.
Many of the observations made by ISTP are available within hours to
days after they are made, allowing you to witness science in
action. In particular, every time a CME lifts off the Sun and
heads toward Earth, you can watch the storm develop by viewing some
of the same images and data sets that space physicists are using.
So donÝt wait for science to show up in your textbooks or
magazines--look over a scientistÝs
shoulder and watch it happen.
Mission to Geospace
To learn more about how and why physicists study the space around
Earth, go to http://www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov.
The site includes easy to read articles and primers; a place to
question and read about real scientists; activities, images and
movies; and an extensive library of news items and articles about
the latest and greatest discoveries from our neighborhood in space.
To learn more about the Sun as seen through the keen eyes of the
Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, go to
http://seal.nascom.nasa.gov/explore/. The site includes
exercises, glossaries, activities, and lessons in solar science, as
well as information about a poster called "New Views of the Sun"
and a place to get all your Sun questions answered.
Live Storms from the Sun
Every time the Sun spits a CME in EarthÝs direction, scientists
track it online at
International Solar Terrestrial Physics Program
To see the same raw, unedited data and images that ISTP scientists
http://www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov/istp/. These pages can be
technical, but they are the real deal.
The YPOP site includes a range of activities for youngsters,
parents, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about the Sun. You can make your own movies, see the latest solar
images, take a tour of the Sun and much much more at http://www.lmsal.com/YPOP
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