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ISTP Word Search

Word Search

By looking carefully through the Mission to Geospace site, you should be able to find the answers to the following clues. Once you've done that, find those answers in the puzzle above! (If it's too tough with the clues, try the easy version with just words.)

  1. This international cooperative program unites scientists and satellites to study the Sun-Earth connection: _____.
  2. _____ is an instrument on SOHO designed to image the solar transition region and corona in four wavelengths.
  3. Japan's space agency is known by this acronym: _____.
  4. NASA launched it in 1996 to study the aurora and its causes: _____.
  5. This comprehensive solar satellite studies everything from solar wind to magnetic fields from its place in space: _____.
  6. A huge cloud of hot plasma expelled from the Sun is called a _____.
  7. From the Latin for "northern dawn," this phenomenon is caused by collisons between electrons and upper-atmosphere atoms: _____.
  8. SOHO orbits L1, a point of _____ between Earth and the Sun.
  9. Russians know their Space Research Institute by these three initials: _____.
  1. The _____ is the region around Earth whose processes are dominated by the Earth's magnetic field.
  2. _____ is the acronym for the US government space agency.
  3. Launched in 1997, this satellite studies the composition of coronal and other space matter: _____.
  4. _____ is a gas containing free ions and electrons; it is the fourth state of matter.
  5. _____s are half-hour long events in which plasma in the magnetotail energizes, flows earthward, and produces bright auroras.
  6. A _____ is a rapid outburst on the Sun, usually in the vicinity of active sunspots.
  7. The third planet from the Sun, _____ is home to billions of curious carbon-based life-forms.
  8. This satellite, launched in 1998, explores magnetic structures on the Sun and investigates heating of the outer atmosphere and causes of flares: _____.
  1. _____ is a satellite launched in 1992 to study how solar wind interacts with the nightside tail of the magnetosphere.
  2. Using an occulting disk to create a false eclipse of the Sun, this instrument images the solar corona: _____.
  3. _____ is another word for Earth's "environment in space."
  4. One of the four main ISTP satellites, _____ studies the properties of the solar wind: _____.
  5. The Sun is approximately 150 _____ kilometers away from Earth.
  6. Regions of weak magnetic field separating Earth's field lines closing on the dayside from those swept into the magnetotail are _____s.
  7. The acronym for the space program including the two satellites Wind and Polar is _____.
  8. NASA's partner on SOHO, this agency unites a continent for purposes of space research: _____.
  9. The closest star to Earth is commonly known as the _____.

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