3D Sun gives audiences the chance to see the sun up close in dazzling, high-definition 3D. Stand above the Arctic Circle and witness the most brilliant auroras on Earth. Take a ride on a solar blast from the Sun's surface to Earth's magnetosphere. Witness the most powerful explosions in the solar system - equal to the force of a billion megaton nuclear bombs.
In October 2006 NASA launched twin spacecraft from a single rocket in Florida that would, for the first time in the history of space exploration, capture space-born, high-definition 3D images of the Sun. In 3D SUN, leading NASA scientists from the mission unveil these images and take us behind the scenes, to tell the story of the Sun and why it is so crucial to us all.
The most violent explosions in our solar system are happening right now on the Sun. Billion megaton blasts shoot out solar prominences that loop into space for thousands of miles. These Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) create radiation responsible for the stunning auroras that are the northern and southern lights at the Earth's poles. But they can also have catastrophic consequences for our planet. Massive geomagnetic storms have been known to wreak havoc on manned spacecraft, destroy satellites and disable power grids.
Amazing digital 3D imagery and 18,000 watts of surround sound power put you in the cockpit of the spacecraft for a seat-shaking launch and space voyage to their final vantage point where you'll see and analyze 3D solar images usually reserved for NASA scientists.