Rebel Star: a popular science book on the Sun & about solar physics
The Sun is many things: beauty, battery, beacon and belligerent.
Each morning that giant nuclear reactor rises above the horizon to bathe us in the heat and light required to sustain life on Earth. It’s a familiar sight, yet we know surprisingly little about how the Sun works and this ignorance has left us vulnerable to the extremes of unpredictable solar storms. As a new era of solar exploration dawns, Rebel Star is a popular science account of what we know so far and the vital solar physics mysteries still to be solved regarding the powerhouse at the heart of our solar system.
With NASA’s Parker probe, the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter and the new DKIST telescope in Hawaii all now online, there has never been a more exciting time to get to know the Sun and learn how it does what it does.