YouTube Saturday - The Sun, Our Local Star

This week's YouTube Saturday is a "bumper edition", featuring three videos, each a part of one of the European Space Agency's (ESA) brilliant Vodcast. The video podcasts are presented by Rebecca Barnes, from ESA Science, and contain brilliant information on a range of topics within astronomy. They use actual footage from some of ESA's missions, like SOHO, as well as brilliant animations to bring their vodcasts to life. In this episode (number 8 in their series) investigates our closest star, the Sun, and finds out why it is the central engine of the Solar System. She also takes a look at Ulysses, SOHO and Cluster, the European space missions that have been key to advancing our understanding of the Sun. To see all of ESA's Vodcasts click here.


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