How does space weather affect the Earth?
Read about the largest geomagnetic solar storm on record and, millions of miles away, its impact on the Earth.
Explore our collection beyond the museum floor and find out the fascinating histories behind even the smallest objects.
Objects and Stories aims to give you better access to this world-class Museum through our ever-expanding digital resources. Search for over 250,000 objects and archives in Collection Online, take a look at our curator's highlights below, and discover unique and compelling stories—from objects that have changed our world to the intriguing personal histories that lie behind them.
Our latest blockbuster exhibition The Sun: Living with Our Star explores the awesome power, beauty and dark side of the Sun. Find out more fascinating facts with the following stories, videos and objects from the collection.
Lucie Green, space scientist and TV and radio presenter, shares her favourite facts about the Sun.