Friday, July 22, 2011

Wednesday (Week 3) Houston we have a problem!!!

           The task of determining if solar storms will hit Mars is difficult to say the least. First off we have to find satellites that will give us the video of the sun's activity from a different angle than SOHO which is the one we used for Earth. We need to find two more in order to be able to triangulate the absolute location and angle of the storm. Once that is done we then must use my orbit math (Kepler's equations) to determine where mars is at that time. Once that is done we will use a graph and plot the projected path of the CME (coronal mass ejection) AKA solar storm, and see if it is in the vicinity of where Mars is if so we document it. If not we throw it away and try again. Sounds like fun!!! :(

Matt, SC

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