Mysteries of the Sun and Our Solar System

1313 WordsFeb 26, 20185 Pages
The Sun… Our giant “ball of fire” that rises in the east, and sets in the west, extremely beautiful to watch on these two occasions, but dangerous to look at with the bare eye at high point. While humans know so much about the sun at this day and age, our main source of natural light is still a big ball of fire and mystery. Even though humans have the capabilities to go into outer space to explore and research astronomical objects and bodies, there are certain places and bodies or objects that are just too dangerous to explore, the Sun being one of them. For obvious reasons, humans know that it is impossible to visit the Sun, much less look directly at it, from outer space, without going completely blind. Because of these reasons, astronomers and scientist have sent several satellites, space stations, and observatories into outer space to complete the jobs that us humans cannot. In particular, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, also known as SOHO, and its 12 instruments has done a phenomenal job at capturing images and collecting particles of the sun and helping astronomers and scientists further study the mysteries of the massive star. The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory had three major objectives that it was designed to help find about the sun. Scientists wanted to know about the outer layer of the sun, the inner structure, and the solar winds. SOHO’s sole purpose was to help scientist discover the mysteries that were still unknown by maintaining an uninterrupted

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