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More fascinating facts about the Sun:

-We always see it as it looked 8 1/2 minutes ago, as that's how long it takes the light to make the 93 million mile trip to Earth. So even if the Sun suddenly blinked out of existence right now, it would still appear normal to us for 8 1/2 minutes.

-You could fit about 1 million Earths inside the Sun.

-The Sun is about halfway through it's lifecycle. In about 5 billion more years, the Sun will have used up all it's fuel and will become a Red Giant encompassing the inner planets.

-A photon created in the center of Sun takes tens of thousands of years (or more) to work it's way to the surface of the Sun before being emitted on it's 8 1/2 minute journey to Earth.

-The Sun (and all stars) create the heavy elements of which we are composed (nitrogen, oxygen, iron, etc.). The very atoms in your body came from a star (or stars) that exploded million/billions of years ago! They had to - it's the only place those elements get created. And, the atoms in your left hand may have come from a different star than the atoms in your right hand. So we owe our very existence to exploded stars! How cool is that?


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Cool. One more fascinating fact about the Sun is that it is now cooler than earth. Smile
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The temperature at the surface of the sun is, on average, about 5,500 K. At the core, it's on the order of 15 to 20 million K. Pretty awesome numbers to contemplate.

But by way of comparison, the temperature of the particle at the Large Hadron Collider was about 5 trillion K. That's hot enough to "melt" protons and neutrons into a quark/gluon plasma. This is the highest known temperature to have existed anywhere in the universe since moments after the Big Bang.

So... the sun's not that great after all. Smile
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Also, if I remember correctly, if the sun was represented by a pea, Neptune would be about 2 miles distant from it. The point being that our traditional classroom representation of the solar system is somewhat limited
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There are tons of facts about the sun in those two songs. And the progression from the first song to the second is a good illustration of how science works.
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If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

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On Feb 1, 2014, R.S. wrote:
-We always see it as it looked 8 1/2 minutes ago, as that's how long it takes the light to make the 93 million mile trip to Earth. Ron
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That same photon of light that made it to earth in 8 1/2 minutes, took 400,000 to 1,000,000 years getting from the sun's core, where it was created, to the surface of the sun.
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I wonder how it knows the way here.
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On Jan 9, 2015, tommy wrote:
I wonder how it knows the way here.


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[quote]On Jan 30, 2014, tommy wrote:
The Sun

Our star, the Sun, makes up 99% of all the mass in the Solar System.

Its core is so dense and hot that normally repellent nuclei fuse together in nuclear reactions that produce vast amounts of energy.

The Sun is mostly hydrogen (its main fuel) and helium, and radiates charged particles called solar wind across the Solar System.

Phenomena such as solar flares and sunspots are evidence of the Sun's strong magnetic field, which changes on a roughly 11-year cycle.

Read about eye safety during solar eclipses on the NASA website.

Photo: The Sun taken by the SOHO probe (ESA/NASA)


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So, what's the moon, chopped liver?

I agree! The moon is far more valuable than the sun, because it shines at night, when you need the light.
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So true! When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie, that's amore.

When the sun hits your eye that's glaucoma...
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On Jan 31, 2014, arthur stead wrote:
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On 2014-01-31 10:40, Pakar Ilusi wrote:
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On 2014-01-31 10:20, Cliffg37 wrote:
Space..... The final frontier.

We have learned so much in our paltry few years of study, and there is so much more to be learned. We really have just scratched the surface of what is out there.


We have not scratched anything due to that scale of the Universe.


And that's just OUR known universe! Imagine how many other solar systems and galaxies there are out there! Plus, that's just talking about the material world.


Arthur, you're mixing your terms. The term "universe" means EVERYTHING. All the galaxies and star systems out there comprise the universe. The order is; solar system, galaxy, universe.
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Arthur, you're mixing your terms. The term "universe" means EVERYTHING. All the galaxies and star systems out there comprise the universe. The order is; solar system, galaxy, universe.



this might help, well not much but it's fun.
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So, what's the moon, chopped liver?

I agree! The moon is far more valuable than the sun, because it shines at night, when you need the light.

That's what's so amazing!!!
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So, what's the moon, chopped liver?

I agree! The moon is far more valuable than the sun, because it shines at night, when you need the light.


The moon doesn't actually shine, it reflects. And what does it reflect?
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Each is part of the system and so important. AS in business every one is important. One does not do his job and the system is affected. As like in a team or parts of a machine does its bit to make it work.
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I see they have discovered that planet migrate to new orbits. that shakes things up a bit.
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