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Our Sun

The sun is just an ordinary star, but it is the largest object in our solar system. It is also about 4.5 billion years old. Find out more right here!

The Sun - What Its All About

At present, the sun is about 75 percent hydrogen and 25 percent helium - although this changes over time as the sun converts hydrogen to helium in its core. In addition to light and heat, the sun also gives off a stream of charged particles known as solar winds which travel at about 450 km/sec. That's way faster than any race car driver could ever drive. We can blame some power surges and radio interference on these winds.

The Sun's Surface temperature is 5,778 KThe Sun's Surface temperature is 5,778 K

The diameter of the sun is 864,950 miles making the Earth a pipsqueak at only 8,000 miles. If the Sun was hollow, you could fit about a million planet Earths inside it. The distance from the Earth to the Sun changes throughout the year, but it is usually about 93 million miles away. It takes light only 8 minutes to travel from the Sun to the Earth. But if you could hop in the car and drive to the Sun, it would take 176 years at the speed of 60 miles per hour.

The Sun - Facts

  • The word sun means Yellow Dwarf.
  • There are dark blotches on the Sun's surface called Sunspots. These are cooler areas of the Sun.
  • The surface of the Sun is called the photosphere.
  • The Sun spins around its axis once every 27.4 days.
  • There are sometimes "Mock Suns" which are called Sun Dogs because they follow the sun around. These Sun Dogs are usually seen as bright spots on opposite sides of the winter sun.

Mercury is the closest planet to the sunMercury is the closest planet to the sun
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@Laura-Melina   thanks for being an amazing friend , will miss you too .....
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rainbowpoptart
What personality?  Okay, well, I'm an INTJ, to get that out of the way. I'm very blunt, and oftentimes I don't care if my honesty offends anyone. I tend to contradict myself a lot, such as how I'm very opinionated, yet super indecisive. People say I'm talented, kind and trustworthy. They also say I'm smart, hard-working and creative, and those I actually agree with. I'm a very cynical person, but I like to be positive around others to help lift their moods.
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Pinklilylane
Pinklilylane posted in Debating:
Okay so any smart person would say they don't like him. And i am a smart person. I hate him. Who would vote for a person who has grabbed women? I am mad the these dumb people have voted for a man that doesn't even know how to run things. Ya he made a company. And he is rich. He called people horrible things. He should be impeached. Hillary Clinton would be a much better president. Thank You For Your Time. If you don't like what you are seeing then please comment on my profile and i would gladly put you in your place. Thank you again. -Delaney 
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Pinklilylane
Pinklilylane posted in Debating:
"DevA3" wrote: Yes. I do support Donald Trump; because he has a good leadership quality and I am sure he will become a good president. If he can be a successful business man, then he can be a successful  president. That's my way of how I see him as a president. Lol why? Why would you support him?
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Pinklilylane
Pinklilylane posted in Debating:
"AnnaOfExquizurd" wrote: "Streety43" wrote: Donald Trump became our 45th president yesterday. Do you support him and his actions? I do support him and his actions. He's the leader of our country, whether we like it or not, and we need to help him, as our government is based on the people. When you wish for him to fail, you're practically wishing for the country to fall... which isn't a good thing for the citizens o.o Okay so i kinda get this but what are you thinking? He is dumb and he should be impeached.
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