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NASA/IRIS: Science of NASA`s Newest Solar Explorer

At the end of June 2013, NASA will launch its newest mission to watch the sun

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NASA/IRIS: Science of NASA`s Newest Solar Explorer. At the end of June 2013, NASA will launch its newest mission to watch the sun
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richanddead
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2352 Posts
Friday, June 21, 2013 11:11:10 AM
@turdburglar: yea np

@handimanner: Everything you've written is correct that I`ve seen. Yet I have a question from what you said "the sun has NO radioactive materials," but if the Sun is a population 1 star (3rd generation) wouldn`t that mean there is the presence of metals such as Uranium and Thorium and therefore daughter isotopes like Radon? And are you saying that your belief is that all, or just added helium, is the result of the accretion disk? Just asking questions, not attacking.

Vimto
Male, 40-49, Europe
 2734 Posts
Friday, June 21, 2013 3:08:08 AM
Has anyone else seen 'Sunshine`?

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 5211 Posts
Friday, June 21, 2013 1:46:45 AM
I could watch stuff like this all day.
The disappointing thing about having a finite lifespan, is that I will miss all the fascinating discoveries to be made after I am gone.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15526 Posts
Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:14:14 PM
If they're going to the sun, I hope they have the good sense to go at night.

handimanner
Male, 60-69, Western US
 1940 Posts
Thursday, June 20, 2013 9:36:44 PM
We are starlight.....
Everything you see was created inside a star. The sun is a 3rd generation star. It has heavy materials like iron and gold that early suns lack. Also, just so you know, the sun has NO radioactive materials. Helium is the result of radioactive decay, however (my belief) is that helium - as well as other nova debris is collected centrifugally. The basic solar disk accrues material - some makes planets - with the heat generated by accretion starting the solar furnace.

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