The Sun

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The Sun

Learn about the many pieces that make up our solar system in this Sky Science backgrounder

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Learn about the electromagnetic field of the Earth and what it means to us in this Backgrounder.

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A look into what stars are, what they do, and why they're so freaking awesome. From the perspective of a science fan, rather than a proper scientist.

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Veronica Bindi explains what cosmic rays are, and how they transmit information about our universe from the great beyond.

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Two of NASA's Voyageur probes find some foamy magnetic bubbles near the end of the sun rays. Turns out they protect us from cosmic rays. Learn more.

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Comet Lovejoy plunged through the sun's atmosphere and surprisingly, survived. The comet is has been described by some astronauts as the most amazing thing they have seen in space!

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Solar storms are known mainly for their beautiful effect on Arctic skies, but there is more to them than a beautiful sky. Find out now!

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Scientists have found thousands of planets that orbit other stars, just like Earth orbits the Sun. Some of them might even be able to support life.

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Want summertime to never end? We can't extend the sunshine, but we can bring the science! Check out our top 10 resources about science that worships the sun.

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Something big is happening on the sun. NASA reports that the sun's global magnetic field is about to flip, a sign that Solar Max has arrived.

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