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  • The sun has shed light on our home for over 4 billion years.

  • It will continue to do so for another 4.

  • It is massive almost beyond comprehension.

  • Constant, yet ever changing.

  • Born from a swirling cloud of dust and gas, it is a giant fusion engine that drives the

  • solar system.

  • It seethes and boils like a living thing.

  • Loops of plasma rise up, so large they would dwarf Earth.

  • Explosions flash on its surface.

  • And yet the sun also gives us warmth. And life. And beauty.

The sun has shed light on our home for over 4 billion years.

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