The Sun, Our Living Star
The most massive object in our Solar System, the Sun, has its influence felt at the furthest reaches of the solar neighbourhood. On Earth, its influence is vital for creating and maintaining life as we know it, which is why ESO have announced a collection of free, high-quality planetarium material titled The Sun, Our Living Star.
This unusual face of the Sun reveals the movement of highly energetic particles coursing around its outer atmosphere and violent expulsions of material, that are
visible on the right of this image.