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Monday, March 26, 2012

Facts About Sun

1)   109 Earths would fit across the width of the sun.

2)   A Pinhead as Hot as the Sun Would Kill All Human Life within 150 Kilometers.

3)   The Sun is actually White. But Why people perceive it as yellow is not generally understood.

4)   If you weigh 100 lbs, your weight on the Sun would be 2707 lbs. (multiply your actual weight by 27).

5)   The sun is a big ball of  gas, 74 percent hydrogen and 24 percent helium.

6)   The sun is the closest star to Earth and is 149.60 million kilometers (92.96 million miles) away which is in the center of the solar system.

7)   The temperature at the core of the sun is 27 million degrees F (15 million degrees C).

8)   Solar Flares are known by the aerospace community to cause interruptions of GPS systems but nothing strong enough to destroy Planet Earth.

9)   The light from the sun (like all light) travels 186,282 miles per second (299,791 km) and takes about 8 and one-half minutes to reach the Earth which is 93 million miles away (150 million km).

10) The energy output from the sun is  385 billion billion megawatts, of which the Earth receives 95 billion megawatts (about the energy from 95 million typical sized nuclear power plants).

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