15 Million Degrees by Lucie Green
A Journey to the Centre of the Sun

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Green is herself a solar physicist and TV presenter and this book tells a luminous story with (what other phrase could one use?) a light touch.
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Light takes 8 minutes to reach Earth from the surface of the Sun. But its journey within the Sun takes hundreds of thousands of years. What is going on in there? What are light and heat? How does the Sun produce them? In this adventure, you'll travel inside the Sun to discover what it's made of and how it works (including what it sounds like), how stars create the elements and the Northern Lights, how scientists came to understand the Sun, the latest research in solar physics, and how a solar storm could threaten everything we know.
 

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Professor Lucie Green is a solar physicist at UCL's Mullard Space Science Laboratory and regularly appears on the BBC's Star Gazing Live with Brian Cox, the Today programme, The Infinite Monkey Cage and Sky at Night. She works with the world's major space agencies (including NASA), and speaks regularly at the Royal Society and Cheltenham Science Festival. In 2009 she won the Royal Society's Kohn Award for her work promoting public engagement with science.
 
Published March 31, 2016 by Viking.
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Reviewed by Tim Radford on May 04 2016

Green is herself a solar physicist and TV presenter and this book tells a luminous story with (what other phrase could one use?) a light touch.

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