In order to grasp some of the basics we firstly need to go down to the atomic level of matter as we presently understand it.
So where to begin? Sub atomic particles maybe!
So here we are with one proton. And a neutron.
Guess what its the neutron we want to look at first. Here we have two different energy points and yet they are influenced by a force that is far more powerful. So powerful in fact that it can change the way our own sun reacts like recently in 2007.
Here we see the sun oscillating once every 3 hours. What sort of energy makes our own sun do this. Oh sure there will be theories but in actuality it is the universal pulse that makes this occur!
This is a record from the Soho satellite system showing what went on!
The Soho web site can be found here. http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/spaceweather/