Mysteries of the Sun

Welcome to the Mysteries of the Sun. This unique NASA resource on the web, in print, and with companion videos introduces Heliophysics: the study of the Sun's influence throughout the solar system and, in particular, its connection to the Earth and the Earth’s extended space environment. Learn about topics such as Space Weather, Solar Variability, the Heliosphere, Earth’s Magnetosphere, and the Earth’s Upper Atmosphere. Come and explore our Sun!

  1. Space Weather
  2. Solar Variability
  3. Heliosphere
  4. Earth's Magnetosphere
  5. Ionosphere, Thermosphere, and Mesosphere (ITM)

 

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Mysteries of the Sun

 

This book seeks to briefly outline our current knowledge of how the Sun works and how it affects the day-to-day workings of our technologically saturated world. Just as it did our ancestors, the Sun captivates us, and our study of it continues to reveal details that broaden our understanding of our solar system and the universe we live in.