Top Ten Facts About the Sun


The Top Ten

1 The sun's strong gravitational pull holds Earth and the other planets in place

This is the only one I knew. I am so dumb! Gosh, I love matrixguy's lists... - gemcloben

2 The Sun contains 99.86% of the mass in the Solar System

I Guess than The Planets, Moons, and other objects make up only 0,14 % - MatrixGuy

3 The Sun's Gravity is 28 times that of Earth
4 The temperature inside the Sun can reach 15 million degrees Celsius, it's surface is 5500 degrees


5 If we could remove the bright, glowing surface of the Sun, we would see nothing other than blackness. Only the Sun's outer surface shines brightly. The inside of the Sun is complete darkness

The thermal pressure and degeneracy pressure which keeps the Sun's volume static against gravity is such that it prevents visible light from travelling through it the same way. The fusion process releases energy as gamma radiation, which shifts by the time it gets to the surface. Thus, it takes a long time for light within the Sun to reach the surface, and orders of magnitude less time to reach Earth from the surface. - PositronWildhawk

6 A full solar eclipse can last for seven and a half minutes
7 Light from the Sun takes eight minutes to reach Earth, 40 minutes to reach Jupiter and 7 hours to reach the edge of the Solar System.

So we would have to travel 7 hours even with the speed of light to le
Ave the solar system.Incredible

8 The official definition of a star like The Sun is a "Yellow G2 Dwarf." It is an average, middle-aged star.
9 The Sun rises in the east and sets in the west. This is caused by the fact that the Earth spins.
10 The Sun travels at 220 kilometers per second
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