Secrets of the Sun

  • Secrets of the Sun allows audiences to experience an intimate look at the role the sun plays in the life of our Solar System. From the nuclear forces churning at the heart of the sun to the mass ejections of solar material into the surrounding space, we will experience the power of the sun and its impact on the planets and ultimately life on Earth. We will trace the life cycle of the sun itself, going back to its beginnings and moving forward in time to its eventual death.


  • Sun Flare

    A coronal mass ejection (CME) erupted from just around the edge of the sun in a gigantic rolling wave.
    -Photo courtesy of NASA

  • Sun 3

    NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of a mid-level solar flare – as seen in the bright flash in the middle.
    -Photo courtesy of NASA