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Our Explosive Sun: New Views of the Nearest Star and the Largest Explosions in the Solar System

Dr. Thomas BergerApril 20, 2011

Dr. Thomas Berger (Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Lab)

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Recent satellite missions are giving scientists dramatic new views of the Sun and the huge magnetic explosions in its outer layers that cause flares and the ejections of huge masses of superheated gas. Dr. Berger takes us on a beautiful tour through our Sun’s atmosphere with images and movies from these missions.