Living In The Atmosphere Of The Sun

To the unaided eye, space appears to be a vast, dark void, and the Sun a tranquil sphere of light. But in fact, space is not empty. Thatís because we live in the atmosphere of our dynamic Sun. Our solar system has the cosmic equivalent of winds, clouds, storms, and hurricanes -- scientists call it space weather. Just like weather on Earth, it can be both mild and wild.

  The Space Weather Center is part of the National Space Weather Program, with funding provided by NASA and the National Science Foundation.  



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