As far back as you can go in history, the Sun sits at the centre of the human story. Presenting the Sun in a different light, this story is told not just by the daylight, but by the night sky; not just by its full brilliance but also its reflected, distorted, and bent light; and not just from Earth, but from the edge of the solar system.
Michael Carlowicz is a science writer and author of Storms from the Sun: The Emerging Science of Space Weather (The Joseph Henry Press, 2002). He is currently a science writer and editor for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Steele Hill has served as the media specialist for the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) mission since its first year of operation in 1996. Through his work at NASA, he is more familiar with the images from SOHO and other solar missions than anyone on the planet.