Classroom Activity

Problem 15, Data Corruption by High-Energy Particles
 
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Audience: Educators
Grades: 9-12


Students see how solar flares can corrupt satellite data. They create a timeline for a spectacular episode of data loss recorded by the SOHO satellite using images obtained by the satellite. Students also calculate the speed of the event as particles are ejected from the sun and streak toward Earth. A one-page teacher guide accompanies the one-page assignment.

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This mathematics problem is part of Space Math III.