Solar science: Exploring the power of our closest star

Drawing of the sun It's the year of the Great American Eclipse--an opportunity to bring "solar science" into the spotlight. As Earth’s nearest star, our energy-rich, brilliant sun and its volatile atmospheric disturbances can interfere with our own planet's power grids and communications systems. But NSF-funded science looks at ways to learn more from the sun and how we can further harness its power...during an eclipse and beyond! More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/solarscience/index.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51
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