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The Sun - The Center of the solar System and Crucial to all Life on Earth

SunThe importance of the sun has been recognized by mankind since prehistoric times. Interest in the sun has ranged from worship as a god, to careful tracking of the sun's 'movement' through the sky, to the current rapidly increasing understanding of the importance of the sun and the solar energy it provides to the earth and its inhabitants. Find Bright Hub articles about many aspects of the sun through this guide. Articles about various aspects of the solar system, health related sun safety tips (skin cancer or sun allergies), use of the sun's radiation for solar energy, poetry about the sun, lesson plans, and much more are available.

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NASA's STEREO Program: Imaging the Sun in 3D

The Sun affects every aspect of life on Earth and understanding it becomes more vital as we extend technology and working environments into space. NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations...

Solar Storms Can Cause Severe Damage on Earth

The Sun gives warmth, light, life. But within its boiling cauldron storms rage, and sometimes these storms expel massive plasma and radiation storms at Earth. These solar storms from...

The Sun: Not Such a Typical Star

Astronomers will tell you that the Sun is a "typical star" but just how true is this statement?...

The Hyades and the Pleiades

Wrap up warm, grab your binoculars and focus on two of the most spectacular open clusters in the winter sky: the Hyades and the Pleiades....

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    The Barycenter of the Solar System

    Barycenter is commonly known as the center of mass. In this article we will explore what the concept of the barycenter is, what the barycenter of the Solar System is and how it influences the other planets...

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    Facts About the Arctic Northern Lights

    The Arctic Northern Lights are spectacular and really fun to watch. But did you ever wonder what they are and how they are formed? In this article, we will look at some fun and interesting facts about...

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    Shoot For The Stars with Fun Facts

    The twinkling points of light in the night sky have inspired poets to pen down beautiful poems. Well, stars certainly make the night sky beautiful, so let’s find out more about them....

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    Historical and Modern Theories of the Solar System

    The Sun is just a normal star somewhere in this gigantic universe. What makes it special is that it has evolved in a way that fosters life. The formation of the solar system has been a mystery since it...

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    Nothing But The Facts About The Oort Cloud

    Where do comets come from? Where and how are they formed? These questions were studied by the Dutch Astronomer, Jan Hendrick Oort. His answers went on to show just how far the Sun's influence...

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Quasars vs. Stars: What are the Differences?

Quasars are a relatively new member to the zoo of cosmic objects astronomers study, having been first discovered in the 1950's. Many questions are still unanswered about quasars...

Learning How to Photograph Artwork

Want to learn how to photograph artwork? Well, you need a bit of patience and the right equipment. You also need a good digital photography tutorial, and that's what you'll...