Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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INFORMATION OVERLOAD... its the first day and my brain is highly immersed in a new language- astronomy. Our objective is to confirm and identify the properties of young and near stars to our sun. However the terms young and near are relative... young being less than approximately 100 million years old and near being within approximately 300 light years away (also known as 100 parsecs- 3 light years are in one parsec... kind of like 3 feet in one meter). While we were going over the task and discussing the information we need to learn, all I could think was, "Why the heck didn't I pay better attention in physics last year."
This picture shows our brain dump as we all attempted to grasp the concepts that our adviser, Joel Kastner, was introducing us to. After asking lots of questions and talking with the other interns, I finally am starting to understand. Hope tomorrow is a stellar day...

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