The Sun is no longer singing solo and is now part of a stellar choir

Astronomers have for the first time listened to the heartbeat of a star other than our own Sun.

On 11th August 1999 a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from parts of the UK. It will provide a spectacular display, but why is the Sun so interesting? Helen Mason explains.
Find out how an early interest in Mathematics and Physics led Dr Helen Mason to a career in solar studies.
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