facts about our sun

Our Massive Sun

SUN

T​​he Sun is so big that if you were to sqeeze Earths into it filling it completely, it would be able to fit 1,300,000 Earths.

1.  THE SUN IS THE CLOSEST STAR
​    TO THE PLANET EARTH
     The Sun provides us with energy and
     without it life would not exist on
     earth.

2.  THOUGH THE SUN IS VITAL TO
    OUR EXISTENCE, IT CAN ALSO
    HARM US.
    Though, the energy that we recieve
     from the Sun is vital to our existence
     it's energy/radiation can also harm
     us. Over-exposure to the Sun can
     lead to skin cancers.

3.  THE SUN HAS ENOUGH FUEL TO 
    LAST ANOTHER 4 TO 5 BILLION
    YEARS.
    Scientists and astronomers alike
     both agree that the Sun has enough
     fuel to last another 4 to 5 billion
     years, but it's fuel. . . . will eventually
     run out.

4. ​STARS HAVE LIFE SPANS 
    All stars have a life cycle. They are
     created in Nebulas and eventually
     die by either going Nova, or
     Super Nova.

5. THE SUN IS ALMOST ENTIRELY
    GAS
    That's right the Sun is almost
     entirely  gas. Mainly composed of 
     Hydrogen and Helium, it has no
     solid core or any type of solid
     surface. Just gases and dust
     particles.

6. HOW BIG IS THE SUN
    If you were to hollow out the S un
     you would be able to fit almost 
     1,000,000 Earths in it.

7. HOW FAR IS THE SUN FROM
    EARTH
    The Sun is approximately 93 million
     miles away from Earth. Another way
     you could say this is that the Sun is 
     1 AU away from us. AU stands for 
     Astronomical Unit.

8.  IT TAKES APPROXIMATELY 8 MIN
    FOR THE SUNS LIGHT TO REACH
    EARTH
    Though it only takes 8 minutes for 
     the Sun's light to reach Earth, it
     takes millions of years for the same
     energy to reach the surface of the
     Sun from it's core.

9. THE SUN HAS AN ORBIT ALSO
    Just as we orbit the Sun, the Sun
     and solar system orbit the center
     of our galaxy. It takes aproximately
     225-250 million years to complete
     one orbit.


To get a visual on how many Earths that actually is visit this link at space-facts.com

The Sun is a Yellow Dwarf star that falls under the classification of being a Main Sequence star. Also, meaning that it's brightness is directly related to the star's size. It is estimated that the Sun is 4.6 billion years old. Though it has been around for a very long time, it will eventually die. That's because stars have life cycles.

As a star gets older it swells in size. Eventually the Sun will get so big, it will have absorbed Mercury, Venus and Earth becoming a Red Giant.  At the stars very end when it can't expand anymore the stars core will collapse upon itself causing a nova that will leave behind the birth place for a new millennia of stars, a nebula.

STAR SIZE COMPARISON HD

Published by: anon7652 on youtube.com

THE SUN

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