Wednesday, May 22nd at 9:00 pm ET on PBS
It contains 99.9 percent of all matter in our solar system and sheds hot plasma at nearly a million miles an hour. The sun recently unleashed the strongest. The temperature at its core is a staggering 27 million degrees Fahrenheit. It convulses, it blazes, it sings. It is one of the most amazing physics laboratories in the universe. Now, with the help of new spacecraft and Earth-based telescopes, scientists are seeing the sun in new and exciting ways and even recreating what happens at its very center in labs here on Earth. Catch this episode of to learn more.