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Mesmerising Nasa Video Shows The True Power Of Our Sun

Bonus: it's narrated by Liam Neeson.

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The sun sits at the centre of our solar system, surrounded by a huge magnetic field, radiating energy outwards.

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When energy from the sun reaches Earth it powers our climate.

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The stark contrast between day and night drives wind currents, that in turn power ocean currents, spreading warm tropical waters to northern seas.

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Underwater, warm tropical currents mix with deep, cold ones.

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But you'd probably prefer to hear Liam Neeson tell you all this. So crank up the volume and watch this in fullscreen.

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The video won first place in the annual International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge, sponsored by the journal Science and the U.S. National Science Foundation.