The Sun

  1. The Sun

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    Video caption: Brian Cox and Robin Ince take a dazzling look at the science of the sun.

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by Tim Minchin, solar scientist Lucie Green and biologist Steve Jones to look at the dazzling impact the sun has on life on earth.

  2. It's a middle-aged star, about 4.5 billion years old...

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    Video caption: Solar scientist Lucie Green's one-minute need-to-know guide to the Sun.
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    Video caption: What is Solar Orbiter and what's it going to do?

    Nasa and the ESA launch a space probe which'll teach us more about how the Sun behaves.

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    Video caption: Living next to our dynamic star

    The Solar Orbiter probe is on a quest to understand what drives the Sun's dynamic behaviour.

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    Video caption: Solar Orbiter is 'big deal for Europe'

    Solar Orbiter is among the European Space Agency's most complex mission's ever.

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    Video caption: Hawaiian telescope captures super-sharp Sun images

    The Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope acquires remarkable pictures of our convulsing star.

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    Video caption: The science behind sunrise and sunset

    Why do sunrises and sunsets produce such spectacular displays?

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    Video caption: Blast-off for BepiColombo on mission to Mercury

    It will take the probes seven years to reach their destination.