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).
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 Giants – Here 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.