The Sun

The Sun is the largest body in the Solar System, containing over 98% of the total mass of the entire system and mostly consists of hydrogen and helium.

Find out how to observe the Sun safety, how hot it is, how fast it rotates and what makes it hot.


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WARNING: Never view the Sun with a telescope or binoculars



Did you know?

The Sun is a star in our galaxy, the Milky Way. It takes 225 million Earth years for the Sun to revolve around the galaxy.

Did you also know?

Solar flares are a violent ejection of solar material into space.

Prominences are smaller, 'tail-like' bright gases from the surface.

See also...

Nine Planets Sun Information