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This edition: The Sun - Our Star

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The astronomers of the National Solar Observatories at Kitt Peak in Arizona and at Sacramento Peak in New Mexico guide this award-winning lesson about our sun. Starting in the core, with the proton–proton nuclear chain reaction, students are taught how astronomers developed the current model of the magnetic dynamo that drives the sun. The historic impact of solar activity on Earth’s environment and the current global warming debate are presented in a thought-provoking manner to conclude this lesson.