NASA's Space Place: Where Does the Sun's Energy Come From?

NASA's Space Place

This month, the Space Place is doing something a little bit different for their monthly column—providing you with a beautifully informative and educational poster (attached below) about the mechanics of our sun. This poster accompanies their latest "Space Place in a Snap" animation. This "Snap" series is a set of narrated videos and posters that, together, explain basic scientific concepts in a dynamic new medium. Entertaining in their own right, they also wish to bring this new resource to your attention as an educational tool. In this edition, they address the important question of why our sun is so hot.

To see the video that goes along with the poster attached below, visit: http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/sun-heat/en/ (link is external), or view the video right here!