2012 | Germany | Documentary

Stormy Sun

  • English 9 mins
  • Director | Daniel M√ľnter
  • Producer | Anna Massih

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Solar flares don’t just create beautiful polar lights, but can also damage satellites and disrupt power grids. Astrophysicist Sami Solanki attached a telescope to a giant helium balloon to research into the activity of the Sun.

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