Touch the Sun

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Sun at solar maximum

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Chabot Space and Science Center


From the heart of the Solar System, straight to NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft, and delivered to you: A near-real-time interactive full color extreme ultraviolet animation of our dynamic and stunning star, Sol. The Sun doesn't get more personal or awesome than this! Zoom in on active hot spots, vast and graceful prominences, and maybe even catch a solar flare or coronal mass ejection in the act. Play with Plasma, the stuff of the Sun; Scult your own sunspots using powerful magnets. Even send a digital postcard of your own drawings of features you have found on the Sun's surface and atmosphere. Interactive exhibit where visitors can learn more about the sun by interacting with plasma and magnets.; Location: Oakland, CA

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