Hold a Piece of the Sun, Here on Earth

If you need a little Monday motivation, look no further: humans have managed to collect a tiny piece of the sun, and bring it back to Earth. (So you can definitely get out of bed today.) Even more amazingly, this happened 15 years ago, when “charged particles shot out into space from the Sun’s upper atmosphere.” Usually they’d disappear into the solar system, but a spacecraft named Genesis was there to collect them. Now, these particles of solar wind live at Houston’s Johnson Space Center. Read all about Genesis’ spectacular and tumultuous journey at LiveScience.