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New light on the Sun

We are only just beginning to understand our neighbourhood star, its mysterious corona and its effect on our weather, according to Lucie Green’s thrilling 15 Million Degrees

26 March 2016

9:00 AM

26 March 2016

9:00 AM

15 Million Degrees: A Journey to the Centre of the Sun Lucie Green

Viking, pp.304, £18.99, ISBN: 9780670922185

The Sun is a star that many astronomers assume is only worth studying because of its averageness; it’s middle-aged and middle-sized. Its convenient proximity to us means it can act as a testbed for physics research. But we’re too well-schooled in the Copernican principle to view it as ‘special’ in any way.

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Available from the Spectator Bookshop, £15.99. Tel: 08430 600. Pippa Goldschmidt worked as an astronomer for several years and last year published a collection of short stories, The Need for Better Regulation of Outer Space.

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