UK Premiere - Monday 3rd February at 2pm & 11pm
Our sun is a constantly active, dynamic world, generating inconceivable temperatures. Boiling hot plasma is kept in check by powerful magnetic fields, but these fields are unstable and collapse time and again slinging enormous amounts of solar plasma into space in the process. When these clouds of charged matter hit the Earth, they can interfere with electrical systems and even destroy them. Previous solar storms have resulted in large-scale power outages and the total loss of satellites worth tens of millions. This fascinating documentary presents the latest developments in solar research, offering fresh, unexpected and even controversial insights into the work of international scientists as they delve into the mysteries of our life-giving star.