Why We've Only Ever Seen the Sun's Poles Once

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Traveling to the sun presents many challenges. Learn how the Ulysses mission escaped the orbital plane and flew around the sun in an illuminating video from the SciShow Space series. It details the challenges of the mission and the incredible amount of data it returned.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Learn more about the Ulysses mission and research as an extension to the lesson
  • Go into more detail on gravity assist
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of the solar system and orbiting

  • Includes links for extending the lesson further
  • Offers a glimpse into a future mission to study the sun

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