Secrets of the Sun: A Closer Look at Our Star

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Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
Thrilling firsthand accounts of space explorations show how much ground we're gaining on the last frontier. Young space enthusiasts are part of the team as scientists explore the birthplace of stars and planets, the possible existence of extraterrestrials and more.

From sunspots to solar winds, activity on the Sun influences life on Earth. Here's the latest look at how astronomers use telescopes nad cameras to study this massive ball of gas.

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Contents

Our Star the Sun
15
Capturing the Crown
23
Spots on the Sun
33
Fireworks from the Sun
47
Seeing the Wind
53
Glossary
60
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About the author (2000)

Patricia Barnes-Svarney was editor and writer for the award-winning "New York Public Library Science Desk Reference, " and has written articles for "Popular Science, Air & Space, Astronomy, Omni, " and other magazines.

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