It’s an alien landscape where magnetic tornados twist upward tens of thousands of miles, home to mysterious dark spots each large enough to engulf the Earth ebb and flow. It is a place of violent eruptions that shoot tones of charged particles into space at speeds of over two million mile per hour.
This is not some strange world on the other side of the galaxy, this is our Sun a yellow dwarf star, a hot ball of glowing gases at the heart of our solar system. Its gravity holds the solar system together, keeping everything and now new technologies are allowing us to see it like never before.
Satellites are giving investigators new insights mysterious that are centuries old, but how does our Sun work and where does its power come from? In this film we see how its inner workings impact us some 93 million miles away.