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A fury is building on the surface of the Sun – high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000 kilometers high, rising loops of electrified gas. What is driving these strange phenomena? How will they affect planet Earth?
Find the answers as we venture into the seething interior of our star. Solar Superstorms takes viewers into the tangle of magnetic fields and super-hot plasma that vent the Sun's rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system: Coronal Mass Ejections.
The show features one of the most intensive efforts ever made to visualize the inner workings of the sun, including a series of groundbreaking scientific visualizations computed on the giant new supercomputing initiative, Blue Waters, based at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University of Illinois.
Brace yourself for the onslaught of the next ….Solar Superstorm. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch
A co-production of Spitz Creative Media, NCSA's Advanced Visualization Lab, and Thomas Lucas Productions, in association with Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado (Boulder).
Recommended for adults and youths age 10 and up. 45 minutes
Available in English. Live parts not translated.
11 € / 7 €