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VideoApr 2008

Surface of the sun

Hinode satellite launched by Japan show active regions around a sunspot eject hot plasma along the magnetic field lines that connect the sunspot to surrounding regions in the solar atmosphere

VideoMay 2008

Sunrise at the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Dawn on the world's largest and highest salt lake

VideoOct 2013

Canyon of fire rips through sun's atmosphere

(2:16) September 2013: A magnetic filament of solar material erupted on the sun in a spectacular fashion.

VideoNov 2013

13 facts about space that will make your head explode

(3:41) Cracked collection of head exploding facts about the stars in the universe, including our very own sun.


VideoFeb 2015

5 years of sun

(4:36) NASA's SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) provides detailed images of the sun 24 hours a day.

VideoMar 2012

Melting rock with sunshine

(1:44) Jem Stansfield travels to the Solar Furnace Research Facility in southern France to witness the incredible power of concentrated sunlight.


VideoJul 2009

Predicting solar storms

Scientists use data to create models of solar storms - violent, dangerous, and more powerful than anything on Earth.

VideoJul 2009

Highlights from the century's longest total solar eclipse

Highlights from the century's longest total solar eclipse

VideoOct 2010

iPhone melted by the sun

Misusing solar power. Focusing the sun's rays on one spot can destroy even an iPhone. Or is it the focused rage of millions of pissed off Apple customers?


AnimationFeb 2011

The first 360 view of the sun

In a world of increasing high technology, space weather can disrupt communications, navigation, satellites and power grids on Earth. Space weather forecasting is now vastly improved thanks to NASA's STEREO spacecraft as they follow the Earth's orbit monitoring solar activity.