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sains angah

sains angah

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Published by: Nur Athirah on Jun 08, 2012
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The Sun is the center of our solar system, with 9 planets,asteroids and other objects rotating around it. One of 100billion stars in our galaxy, the Sun provides light and heatto the orbiting planets. It is extremely large compared to theEarth. The temperature inside the Sun is extremely high,being driven by nuclear fusion reactions. The surface of theSun gives off visible light, charged particles andoccasionally higThe Sun is 1,390,000 km in diameter. Thatcompares with 12,756 km for diameter of the Earth. In other
words, the diameter of the Sun is over 100 times thediameter of the Earth.hMassThe mass of the Sun is about 2 x 10
kilograms (2 followedby 30 zeros). It is one of the larger stars in our Milky Waygalaxy. The median size of stars in our galaxy is less thanhalf the mass of the Sun. In comparison, the Earth is 6 x 10
 kg. This means that the mass of the Sun is over 300,000times greater than that of the Earth.
The Sun is 149,600,000 km (92 million miles) from the Earth.Since the speed of light is 303,000 km/sec (186,000miles/second), it takes the light slightly over 8 minutes toget from the Sun to the Earth.The distance of the Sun to the Earth is called anAstronomical Unit (AU) and is sometimes used to denotelarge distances that are less than a light year.
The Sun consists of about 70% Hydrogen, 28% Helium and2% of metals such as iron. Other characteristics are itsrotation, temperature, and radiation.
The Sun rotates on its axis, which is approximately thesame axis that most of the planets revolved around the Sun.Since the Sun is primarily very hot gas, the surface at the

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