Extras

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    Secrets of the Sun Preview

    Scientists are striving to better grasp our star and its destructive solar storms.

    Secrets of the Sun Preview

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    How Can I Study the Sun?

    NOVA Labs: Learn how to use the Helioviewer, a tool at the heart of NOVA's Sun Lab.

    How Can I Study the Sun?

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    Solar Space Telescopes

    NOVA Labs: New solar telescopes are allowing us to see the Sun like never before.

    Solar Space Telescopes

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    Introducing NOVA's Sun Lab

    Learn about solar storms and do your own research using images from NASA telescopes.

    Introducing NOVA's Sun Lab

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    The Threat to Earth

    NOVA Labs: What would happen if a solar storm overwhelmed Earth's natural defenses?

    The Threat to Earth

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    Earth's Magnetic Shield

    NOVA Labs will launch May, 2012.

    Earth's Magnetic Shield

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    Understanding Solar Activity

    What factors make the sun more or less volatile?

    Understanding Solar Activity

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    Anatomy of the Sun

    NOVA Labs: How does the Sun's composition influence its behavior?

    Anatomy of the Sun

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    The Dynamic Sun

    NOVA Labs: Magnetism influences when and how solar storms erupt.

    The Dynamic Sun

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    Solar Wind and Storms

    NOVA Labs: Bursts of plasma released by the Sun create "space weather" around our planet.

    Solar Wind and Storms

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    The Sun's Energy

    NOVA Labs: What are the processes that produce the Sun's light and heat?

    The Sun's Energy

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    The Electromagnetic Spectrum

    NOVA Labs: Most of what we know about solar science comes from reading the Sun's light.

    The Electromagnetic Spectrum