Solar Rotation

Students access and use real data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory to estimate the rotation period of our Sun. Students will use digital tools, make accurate observations and measurements, apply mathematical knowledge, and evaluate their results.

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Karl Schwarzschild

Karl Schwarzchild

Occupation: Physicist & Astronomer

Year born: 1873

Research Areas: Relativity, Black Holes, Quantum Theory, Stars, Comets


"Mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, march in one front."