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Welcome to The Sun Lab


Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, design, energy, interesting, investigation, science, scientists, research, study, space )

JL
- 559 days ago - pbs.org
Despite its apparently steady glow, the Sun is a churning mass of superhot plasma that regularly produces powerful flares and storms that can knock out power and communication systems here on Earth. This Lab explores what makes the Sun so volatile & giv



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Kelly Rogers (303)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 5:04 pm
Isn't the sun dying. I thought that is what causes the storms.
 

Terry V. (30)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 5:52 pm
THANKS!!!
 

JL A. (276)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 5:53 pm
You are welcome Terry!
 

Alan Lambert (97)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 6:48 pm
@Kelly Rogers But so are we all... dying that is.

Fascinating web site
 

Darren Woolsey (112)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 3:46 am
Every "life" has a "lifespan". The only difference is in scale, from the miniscule to the massive. Some of which we can understand and comprehend, and some of which is clearly beyond our intellectual comprehension.
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 5:21 am
Oh no! It's like going back to school. I think I am cutting this class.
 

Kit B. (276)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 7:38 am

The sun has been dying since it formed.

While the earth sill supports human life, we can enjoy the study of the sun and hope to begin a more complete understanding of how the planets interact with their prime source of life, the sun.
 

Gene Jacobson (256)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 7:53 am
It is like going back to class. But the class really is life itself because life in the solar system began in stars, every atom in our bodies was first cooked in a star somewhere, sometime. Amazing things. I love a site called the Astronomy Picture of the Day, run by NASA, and often pictures from the Hubble. It has a new pic every day and a huge archive - I used to use pictures from the site as background on my desktop. If you were to look at the star birthing pictures, you'd find what I did, solar births mimic human births quite closely, or rather the other way round. The processes that drive the universe and create stars are the same processes that create life here, including babies, little stars on their own. :^)
 

JL A. (276)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 8:00 am
Some great comments!
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Past Member (0)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 10:10 am
I thought storms were caused by the sunspots but then what do i know LOL


noted thanks
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 12:09 pm
Noted and posted. Yes Gene, I too like the NASA site.
 

JL A. (276)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 1:18 pm
You are welcome Carol.
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Holly Lawrence (473)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 2:05 pm
Such great information! I LOVE the Sun!
 

Birgit W. (152)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 2:37 pm
Very informative, thank you.
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 3:38 pm
Great site.
 

JL A. (276)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 4:42 pm
You are welcome Birgit.
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DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 8:56 pm
Marvellous, so fascinating and intriguing, science is just wonderful.
 

JL A. (276)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 9:06 pm
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Aileen AWAY P. (37)
Monday June 17, 2013, 3:33 am
Noted. Thank you.
 

JL A. (276)
Monday June 17, 2013, 5:59 am
You are welcome Aileen.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 9:39 am
Cool, thanks!
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 11:43 am
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