In Exploding Sun, the first ever commercial space shuttle is struck by a solar storm. The disaster hyper-charges the engine and catapults the ship on a direct course for the sun. But the danger becomes more universal when it's discovered the event will trigger an infinitely larger solar storm that could send Earth back into the Stone Age.

Exploding Sun - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 120 minutes

Premier: 2013-09-09

Exploding Sun - Exploding Sun - Netflix

Exploding Sun is a 2013 Canadian made-for-TV sci-fi film directed by Michael Robison and starring Julia Ormond, David James Elliott, Natalie Brown and Anthony Lemke. The film is broadcast both as a stand-alone film and in two parts with various durations.

Exploding Sun - Scientific inaccuracies - Netflix

The spacecraft makes an external whooshing sound as it travels. As space is airless, this is unrealistic. The ship, while out of control and not under power, makes a slingshot orbit of the moon. In the absence of thrust the passengers of the craft would be weightless; they are shown as feeling a nine-gravity force during this orbit, when in reality they would share the orbit of the ship and feel no gravitational effects at all. There is no delay in radio communications. There should be a delay of two and a half seconds in radio contact between the Earth and lunar orbit, and one of sixteen minutes between the Earth and the ship nearing the Sun. The ship has a “maximum speed” in the movie, despite the engine still visibly providing thrust (the passengers are pressed into their seats). This is scientifically wrong, as acceleration would mean speed increase in a vacuum.

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