Key Facts About The Sun: The Reason That We Are Alive

The sun is the biggest object in the solar system and is located at its centre. It is approximately 109 times the diameter of the Earth and contains 99.8% of the solar system's mass; one million Earths could fit within the sun. The following list of ten facts about the Sun is presented in no particular order. Some of them might be familiar to you already, while others will be completely new to you.


1 - We can all feel the heat of the sun, but do you realise how hot it really is?

Sun

The Sun's core has a temperature of around 15 million degrees Celsius (27 million Fahrenheit), which is high enough to allow nuclear fusion. The enormous mass of the star is supported by the pressure this produces, preventing it from collapsing.


2 - There is no moon in the sun.

Sun

The Sun has no moon, but it is surrounded by eight planets, at least five dwarf planets, thousands of asteroid, and possibly three trillion comets and ice objects.


3 - The sun does not have a flat surface.

Sun

The photosphere is the area of the Sun that is visible from Earth and is referred to as the surface. The sun is a ball of plasma and does not actually have a solid surface.


4 - Sun is the star.

Sun Facts

The Sun is the sole star in our solar system and the nearest to Earth among all the stars in the cosmos. Our solar system is at its core.


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5 - The solar system is kept together by the gravity of the sun.

Solar System

In our solar system, the Sun is the sole star. Because of its gravity, the solar system is held together at its core. Everything in our solar system, including the planets, asteroids, comets, and minuscule space junk, orbits around it.


6 - As compared to Earth, the Sun is 100 times larger.

Earth

The Sun is around 10 times bigger than Jupiter, the largest planet, and nearly 100 times broader than Earth. The Earth would be around the size of a nickel if the sun were the same height as a standard front door.


7 - If you're Superman, the sun gives you superpowers.

Super Human

The yellow glare of our sun enhances the powers of Superman and other Kryptonians, and they may even destroy hazardous things by tossing them into the sun like Superman and Super human did.


8 - The sun has no life.

Sun

Although nothing could survive on the Sun, the majority of life on Earth depends on its energy. Without the Sun, it would be too cold for animals to survive, and plants require sunshine to produce food, so there would be no life on Earth. The seasons, ocean currents, weather, and climates are all influenced by the sun.


9 - In 25 days on Earth, the Sun rotates once.

Sun

The rotation of the Sun makes calculating a "day" on it challenging. It does not rotate as a single, continuous ball. The Sun's surface is not as solid as the Earth's, which explains why. The Sun is actually constituted of plasma, a very hot and electrically charged gas. Various areas of the Sun's surface experience varying rates of rotation of this plasma. The Sun completes one revolution at its equator in 25 days on Earth. Every 36 Earth days, the Sun spins once on its axis at its poles.


10 - The age of the sun is 4.5 billion years.

Sun

Our Sun, a star that has been around for 4.5 billion years, is a bright, burning ball of hydrogen and helium that stands at the centre of our solar system. About 93 million miles (150 million kilometres) separate the Earth and the Sun.

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