Are We Alone – You’ve Got Sol

by Gary Niederhoff on January 17, 2011

It’s the star of our solar system, but much about the Sun is still mysterious. Find out what a new NASA mission to our favorite fireball might discover about its super-hot outer regions.

Also, why the most common stars in the galaxy don’t shine thanks to nuclear energy as our Sun does. And, recreating Sol’s energy source on Earth at the National Ignition Facility.

Plus, an ex-Star Wars animator and photographer on how to film an atomic blast.

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Stuart Bale on the Solar Probe Plus.
Part 2: Peter Kuran on photographing atomic bombs.
Part 3: Davy Kirkpatrick on Green Dwarves.
Part 4: Mike Dunne on nuclear fusion.

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