The Sun is a Miasma of Incandescent Plasma

Posted on August 4, 2011  Comments (2)

They Might be Giants once again provide an enjoyable view into the wonders of science. Previously they published the video, The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas. They published an updated video, a couple years ago, which captures the best current understanding based on the scientific inquiry process: Why Does the Sun Really Shine? (The Sun is a Miasma of Incandescent Plasma).

I really do love, They Might be Giants. Even before their focus on science I enjoyed their music. But they have done wonders with all their recent work. Go Giants. Get their DVD: Here Comes Science.

Related: How Science is Unmasking the Secrets of the Sun (Science magazine, 1974)The problem with hot gas = Test it Out, Experiment by They Might Be GiantsHere Comes Science by They Might Be Giants

Their previous video, The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas,
was written by Hy Zaret and Lou Singer, and performed by folk singer Tom Glazer on the album Space Songs (Motivation Records, 1959):

Fun fact, the sun makes up 99.86% of the mass of our solar system.

2 Responses to “The Sun is a Miasma of Incandescent Plasma”

  1. Jon Miller
    August 7th, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    Fantastic! Thanks for posting these John

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