Marjorie Chan

Apr. 19, 2013

Studying Earth to Learn About Mars

Planetary scientists and future explorers are trying to learn about our neighboring planet without ever leaving Earth.

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\tIn 2011, comet Lovejoy traveled through the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. But its tail was the most telling. Reporting in the journal Science, Cooper Downs, an astrophysicist at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego, Calif., says that the wiggly path of the comet’s tail helps explain the sun’s magnetic field. \t 

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