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 3D Sun - a 3D planetarium experience

From Earth we cannot look directly at the Sun with human eyes. 3D Sun gives audiences the chance to see the sun up close in dazzling, high-definition 3D. Stand above the Arctic Circle and witness the most brilliant auroras on Earth. Take a ride on a solar blast from Sun's surface to Earth’s Magnetosphere. Witness the most powerful explosions in the solar system, equal to the force of a billion megaton nuclear bombs.

In October, 2006 NASA launched twin spacecraft from a single rocket in Florida, Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) spacecraft that is designed to capture high-definition 3D images of the Sun. The twin STEREO spacecraft will provide one “eye” each on opposite sides of the Earth and offer unparalleled 3D detail of the Sun. Audiences will first experience the 3D rocket launch in seat shaking 5.1 stereo, then witness a 3D animation of the spacecrafts separating and floating through space to their final vantage point and ultimately see and analyze 3D Sun images that only scientists usually get to see.