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Space Math III -- Problem 15, Data Corruption by High-Energy Particles

First page of Problem 15, Data Corruption by High-Energy Particles

Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators

Grade Levels: 9-12
Publication Year: 2013
Subjects: Mathematics, Space Science, Technology


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.

Problem 15, Data Corruption by High-Energy Particles  [205KB PDF file]

This mathematics problem is part of Space Math III.

Page Last Updated: January 20th, 2015
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