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NASA's Research on the Sun

The sun surrounded by plasma

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Students
Grade Levels: K-8
Year: 2005
Subjects: General Science, Technology

A scientist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory describes instruments that study the sun. She then describes the sun in terms of size, brightness and composition. Viewers learn about the layers of plasma in the sun that create convection zones. The scientist also explains what sunspots are and how they become solar flares.

NASA's Research on the Sun
Duration: 3 minutes 42 seconds
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