Homework 7: Due October 17, 2007

  1. Read Mystery 5
  2. Give a brief (few sentences) description of the solar system AS AN ENTIRE OBJECT (i.e. don't dwell on particular properties of particular planets...).
  3. What is the 'solar corona' problem?
  4. If nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, why do neutrinos get out of the Sun faster than light does?
  5. Why do astronomers think that solar activity might be linked to the Earth's climate?