Living with a Star


Solar Flare


Star Forming Region

On a dark clear night, the sky looks quiet and peaceful. The stars appear as little pinpoints of light on a cold, black canvas. It may surprise you that the Sun is also a star. Indeed, the Sun is only one of over 100 billion stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way. It’s awe inspiring to think that each one of those little points is a star like our Sun, and many of those stars have planets that orbit them.

Our Place in Space Our Place in Space
Explore the Milky Way in this interactive. Can you find our Sun?
Near & Far Near & Far
Place objects in order from closest to farthest from you.

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