• 15 Million Degrees: a Journey to the Centre of the Sun

    15 Million Degrees: a Journey to the Centre of the Sun
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    ISBN: 9780241963555
    Title: 15 Million Degrees: a Journey to the Centre of the Sun
    Author: GREEN LUCIE

    "15 million degrees at its core; 110 times wider than Earth; an atmosphere so huge that Earth is actually within it- come and meet the star of our solar system. Light takes just eight minutes to reach Earth from the surface of the Sun. But its journey within the Sun takes hundreds of thousands of years. What is going on in there? What are light and heat? How does the Sun produce them and how on earth did scientists discover this? In this astonishing and enlightening adventure, you'll travel millions of miles from inside the Sun to its surface and to Earth, where the light at the end of its journey is allowing you to read right now. You'll discover how the sun produces the most violent explosions in the solar system, the latest research in solar physics and how solar storms can impact on modern technology. Along the way you'll meet the trailblazing scientists, including the author, who pieced this extraordinary story together, from Edmond Halley and the first citizen science project to the ship's doctor who made a crucial discovery about energy and the scientists who contended with a nuclear detonation in space. Covering thousands of years of discoveries with the naked eye, hundreds of years with telescopes and decades of observations from space, Lucie Green will make you see the whole universe differently - and will explain how we can see anything at all in the first place!"

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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