Subsidy Tracker Individual Entry

Company: 
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
Parent Company: 
Lockheed Martin
Subsidy Source: 
federal
State in Which Facility Is Located: 
California
Project Description: 

MAGNETIC FIELDS IN THE ATMOSPHERES OF SUN-LIKE STARS ARE THE BRIDGE BETWEEN THE DYNAMO ACTIVITY OCCURRING IN STELLAR INTERIORS AND THEIR OBSERVABLE CHARACTERISTICS. OBSERVATIONAL EVIDENCE OF MAGNETIC FIELDS AND MAGNETIC PROXIES SHOW THAT SUN-LIKE STARS SPAN THE GAMUT OF ACTIVITY LEVELS RANGING FROM EXTREMELY QUIET STARS TO HIGHLY VARIABLE STARS POSSESSING STARSPOTS OR STARSPOT GROUPS COVERING A LARGE FRACTION OF THE STELLAR SURFACE. FURTHERMORE COMPARATIVE STUDIES SHOW THE SUN IS FAR FROM A TYPICAL STAR. IN THIS PROJECT WE AIM TO ANSWER THE FOLLOWING SCIENCE QUESTIONS: WHAT CONSTRAINTS CAN MEASUREMENTS OF MAGNETIC SPOTS DIFFERENTIAL ROTATION AND FLARES ON OTHER STARS TEACH US ABOUT THE SOLAR DYNAMO? WHAT ARE THE LIMITS OF OBSERVATIONAL INFERENCE OF MAGNETIC FIELDS AND DIFFERENTIAL ROTATION ON OTHER STARS? WHAT ARE THE CORONAL MAGNETIC CONFIGURATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH SUPERFLARE EVENTS (AS OBSERVED FOR EXAMPLE IN WHITE LIGHT PHOTOMETRIC DATA IN KEPLER)? WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF WELL-KNOWN PHYSICAL PROCESSES ON THE SUN (INCLUDING FLUX EMERGENCE DIFFERENTIAL ROTATION TURBULENT DIFFUSION) FOR MAGNETIC ACTIVITY ON OTHER STARS?

Year: 
2019
Major Industry of Parent: 
aerospace and military contracting
Specific Industry of Parent: 
aerospace & military contracting
Subsidy Value: 
$624,176
Program Name: 
NASA Science Grants
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance code: 
43.001
Awarding Agency: 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Type of Subsidy: 
federal grant
Source of Data: 
Notes: 

Year is fiscal year.

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