Our Sun is a medium sized star, which creates the perfect conditions for life on Earth. What happens on the Sun and how do stars, including the Sun, live and die?
- The Sun is 4.6 billion years old.
- The Sun consists of six distinct layers.
- Continuous nuclear reactions in the Sun's core generate heat and light.
- Without the Sun, there would be no life on Earth.
4.6 billion years old
109 times wider than Earth
Distance from Earth: 147 million km
Composition: 92.1% Hydrogen. 7.8% Helium.
And 65 other elements including Oxygen, Carbon and Nitrogen
Six distinct layers
Temperature at core: 15,000,000°C
Continuous nuclear reactions in the ...
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