The Sun

As sure as night will turn to day, our Sun will continue to power all life on Earth for billions of years (not that we’ll make it that far), so it’s important to understand how our star affects every part of our lives, from feeding the plants we eat to providing solar power to keep the lights on when night falls.

Mission into the Sun

We’ve visited Pluto and the outer reaches of the Solar System, and our rovers are trundling over the surface of Mars. Yet the Sun has remained stubbornly out of reach… until now.

Who really discovered sunspots?

Humans have known about these solar features for millennia, but it wasn't until a relatively unknown scientist in the 17th Century that we knew their true nature.

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