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The Sun. By: Kaitlyn Bloomfield, Sarah Grace Boudreaux, Aankit Pokhrel , Mark Horton. All About the Sun. 1.3 Million Earths can fit inside the sun. Staring at the sun for a long time can make you blind.

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the sun

The Sun

By: Kaitlyn Bloomfield, Sarah Grace Boudreaux, Aankit Pokhrel , Mark Horton

all about the sun
All About the Sun
  • 1.3 Million Earths can fit inside the sun.
  • Staring at the sun for a long time can make you blind.
  • The Sun is by far the largest object in the solar system. It contains more than 99.8% of the total mass of the Solar System (Jupiter contains most of the rest).
  • diameter: 1,390,000 km.
  • mass: 1.989e30 kg
  • temperature: 5800 K (Surface)

15,600,000 K (Core)

fun facts about the sun
Fun Facts about the Sun
  • The sun is actually just a medium sized star.
  • The sun completes a revolution around the galaxy once every 250 million years.
  • The sun is classified as a G2 star based on its temperature and wave lengths or spectrum of light it emits.
  • One would need to explode with 100 billion tons of dynamite every second to match the energy in the sun.
parts of the sun
Parts of the Sun
  • The sun is mostly made out of hydrogen and helium.
  • Core- the center of the sun comprising 25% of its radius.
  • Radiative zone- the section immediately surrounding the core comprising 45% of its radius.
  • Convective zone- the outer most ring of the sun comprising the 30% of its radius.
  • Photosphere -- The innermost part of the sun\'s atmosphere and the only part we can see.
  • Chromosphere -- The area between the photosphere and the corona; hotter than the photosphere.
  • Corona -- The extremely hot outermost layer, extending outward several million miles from the chromosphere
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