Chapter 16 The Sun: A Nuclear Powerhouse

16.5 For Further Exploration


Harvey, J. et al. “GONG: To See Inside Our Sun.” Sky & Telescope (November 1987): 470.

Hathaway, D. “Journey to the Heart of the Sun.” Astronomy (January 1995): 38.

Kennedy, J. “GONG: Probing the Sun’s Hidden Heart.” Sky & Telescope (October 1996): 20. A discussion on hydroseismology.

LoPresto, J. “Looking Inside the Sun.” Astronomy (March 1989): 20. A discussion on hydroseismology.

McDonald, A. et al. “Solving the Solar Neutrino Problem.” Scientific American (April 2003): 40. A discussion on how underground experiments with neutrino detectors helped explain the seeming absence of neutrinos from the Sun.

Trefil, J. “How Stars Shine.” Astronomy (January 1998): 56.


Albert Einstein Online:

Ghost Particle:

GONG Project Site:


Princeton Plasma Physics Lab:

Super Kamiokande Neutrino Mass Page: .

Solving the Mystery of the Solar Neutrinos:

Arthur B. McDonald of Canada’s Nobel Prize address:


Deep Secrets of the Neutrino: Physics Underground, a 2010 Public Lecture by Peter Rowson at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (1:22:00).

The Elusive Neutrino and the Nature of Physics: .  Panel at the 2014 World Science Festival (1:30:00).


The Ghost Particle:  2006 NOVA episode (52:49). 


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