For thousands of years, humanity has watched the sun with a mixture of fear and awe, believing without knowing why, that our lives depend on its mysterious undulations. Today, technology has sharpened the view and revealed fantastic, explosive visions roiling a chaotic surface, but what has changed? Today, with our sun mysteriously spotless for the longest period in recorded history, our astronomers can no more discern the future than could ancient Mayan priests. The sun has changed, our sense of wonder has not. Now more than ever, we must look at the sun. Because it’s getting sexy up there.