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The Sun

How Many Ways Can the Sun Kill You?

How Many Ways Can the Sun Kill You?
The Sun is obviously a dangerous place in our solar system. Frankly, it’s stinkin’ hot. But just how many ways can the Sun kill you, and did we learn nothing from Sunshine?¬†¬†Frasier Cain of Universe…

How Do We Know How Old The Sun Is?

How Do We Know How Old The Sun Is?
The animation studio Beakus put together this terrific animated short that looks how scientists determined the age of the Sun and also the estimated life span of Old Sol.
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Is Our Sun Going to Explode?

Is Our Sun Going to Explode?
Fraser Cain, Publisher of Universe Today, looks at something we see occurring occasionally in science fiction stories: is our Sun going to explode in the future?

Stunning: Video of the Sun in Various Wavelengths

Stunning: Video of the Sun in Various Wavelengths
This breathtaking video shows the Sun as captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory in a wide range of wavelengths invisible to the naked eye.

The Death of the Sun: Through the Wormhole

The Death of the Sun: Through the Wormhole
What will happen to Earth as the Sun begins burning helium and loses mass? Believe us when we say you won't want to be around in 5 billion years to find out.

Our Mr. Sun: An Educational Video from 1956

Our Mr. Sun: An Educational Video from 1956
Our Mr. Sun uses a scientist-writer team to present information about the sun and its importance to humankind. Just open up your curtain of imagination and enjoy!

Earth’s Neighbors: The Nearest Stars

Earth’s Neighbors: The Nearest Stars
This diagram charts the 53 stars that are nearest to Earth, along with each star's classification and distance. This may prove useful if you're planning a long journey.

Wind Chimes Let You Listen to the Solar Wind

Wind Chimes Let You Listen to the Solar Wind
These wind chimes receive data from a 16-year-old NASA satellite 1.5 million kilometers away and play sounds based on the variations of the solar wind.

How Big is the Solar System?

How Big is the Solar System?
Humans have trouble perceiving the enormous size of our Solar System. Joe Hanson illustrates the size and distances of the planets with the Sun as a grapefruit.

Just How Hot is the Sun? Hotter Than Hot.

Just How Hot is the Sun? Hotter Than Hot.
Universe Today publisher Fraser Cain explains just how hot the Sun is. Apparently, it's quite hot. But the Sun's atmosphere is hotter than its surface and scientists are yet sure why.

How Will the World End? The Science Explained

How Will the World End? The Science Explained
How will the world end? When it comes to the end of the planet Earth, the only real threat comes from the death of the Sun when Earth is consumed or becomes a cold, dead planet.

NASA’s Historic Solar Probe Plus Mission

NASA’s Historic Solar Probe Plus Mission
NASA's Solar Probe Plus is scheduled to launch in July, 2018. It will pass within 4 million miles of the Sun, closer than any other mission before.

Comet Lovejoy Grazes the Sun and Survives

Comet Lovejoy Grazes the Sun and Survives
In this video, Flora Lichtman of NPR Science Friday explains the great opportunity provided by comet Lovejoy as it passed through -- and survived -- the Sun's corona.
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