Monday, July 25, 2011

Friday (Week 3) The Triangular Conundrum

             We gave up on the sun spot idea because we could not find anything that would help us triangulate the storms. The new idea is to use the three satellites and an orbital tracker on the STEREO site to tell us where the satellites are relative to Earth and the Sun and then I will use Kepler math to determine where Mars would be. We will then look at solar storms and find what quadrant the storms are in for each satellite and at what angle they are coming off the Sun at, thereby be able to determine the velocity of the storm and plot it's path and see if it would hit Mars. It's more work than I thought it was going to be by far, but it is the only way... :(

Matt, SC

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