Great Ball of Fire: Studying the Sun
Liftoff! Space Exploration
Our solar system would fall apart without the sun. Its gravity is what keeps planets and other celestial bodies moving in orbit. The sun also plays a big role in Earth's weather, climate, and seasons. We wouldn't know of this if we hadn't spent a lot of time over hundreds of years studying the sun. Your young explorers will head to the yellow dwarf star that is our sun with satellites, probes, and through high-powered telescopes. They'll discover what the amazing information missions to and around the sun have taught NASA and space scientists around the world.