The Life and Death of the Sun (Live-streamed Astronomy Talk)Fri, Apr 30, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The comfort of your own home!
Audience: General Audience
Born from the embers of dead stars, our Sun came to life 5 billion years ago. Now resting in a long peaceful middle age, it provides apparently unwavering life-sustaining light and warmth to our planet. But when we look more closely, all is not as quiet as it seems. The surface of the Sun roils continuously, periodically flaring in giant storms and sometimes launching hot ejecta into space. These events can be disruptive to our technological society, causing blackouts, damaging satellites, and endangering the health of astronauts. Join Dan Reisenfeld for this live-streamed astronomy talk and take a look at how the Sun formed, what makes it tick today, and how its life will end in the distant future.
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Image Credit: Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Solar Dynamic Observatory