Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Day XXI:

Today Becky, Caitlin, and I went to be stand-ins for a photo shoot for someone. We were there for two hours and now my face hurts. Afterward we went to Dr. Dube's office where he told us about a CME that occured on august 1 and has been predicted to hit the earth on August 4th. We now are trying to take a look at different possible indicators of the CME such as X-ray flux or sunspot density. It is hard to determine if there is a correlation. For instance, the X-ray flux before the CME happens to have a large spike in intensity. But when looking at former events the X-ray flux does not always point to a CME event.

On a side note, the fire alarms went off today in the building.

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