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Proton Fusion

This is the process which fuels the Sun and other stars which have core temperatures less than 15 million Kelvin. A reaction cycle yields about 15 MeV of energy.

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Supernova

A supernova is an explosion of a massive supergiant star. It may shine with the brightness of 10 billion suns! The total energy output may be 10^44 joules, as much as the total output of the sun ...

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Astronomical Unit

The average distance between the Earth and the Sun is a natural distance unit and is called an Astronomical Unit (AU).

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Parallax

A nearby star's apparent movement against the background of more distant stars as the Earth revolves around the Sun is referred to as parallax.

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More than sunshine

Feature article explain all the different activities of the sun from the solar wind to coronal mass ejections

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Sun Trek

A good site about the sun for younger audiences and teachers

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Interesting facts about the Sun

Interesting facts about the Sun from the Science, Technology and Facilities Council (STFC)

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Sun Earth Plan

A detailed website about the Sun and the Earth for International Heliophysical Year in 2007

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Helioviewer

See what the sun is up to right now

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A taste of Solar Maximum

Read how NASA is watching the space weather from the sun as the solar maximum approaches.

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