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‡ The Sun is known as a yellow dwarf star. A yellow

star dwarf has a medium temperature and burns it
fuel faster so it will only live for about 10 billion years
or so. This group of stars are relatively small,
containing between 80% and 100% the mass of the

‡ After a few hundred million years, the Sun will

begin to fall in on itself, and will contract to a
white dwarf star, a white dwarf is when the star
runs out of nuclear fuel and expels most of its
outer material. As a result, only the core remains
and its temperature exceeds 179,540.6
Fahrenheit. Over the next several billion years it
will probably further decay into a red dwarf star,
a red dwarf give off little light because it burns
fuel slowly, as a result, red dwarf can live for
billions and even trillions of years. ð

‡ The inner core¶s temperature is 27 millions

degrees Fahrenheit and is expected to be
solid. It is the source for all the Sun¶s energy
and it produces Gamma rays and neutrinos.
Gamma rays are photons with high energy
and high frequency and neutrinos are
electrons without and electrical charge.

‡ The convection zone is the layer above

the radioactive zone in which energy
transfer continues through convection,
like bubbles transferring energy in boiling
‡ The chromosphere is the layer of the Sun
above the photosphere and cannot be seen
because of the light of the photosphere
overpowers it. However, it can be seen
during a solar eclipse when the light is
blocked out and it appears as a thin red ring
around the Sun.
How it was Formed
‡ The Sun was formed by a swirling cloud of gas
that became caught up in its own gravity. The
gravity crushed all of the gas together to form a
large mass. It became so hot that the particles
collided with each other and released massive
amount of energy. Then the gravity compressed
the gases even more and an atomic chain
reaction occurred, which is similar to a nuclear
bomb. It spun faster and faster, then became a
giant disk. Most of the mass, a ball of gas (the
Sun), was concentrated into the center of this
disk. Today, the Sun still gives off its energy by
continuous nuclear explosions.

Yellow Dwarf Star

Red Giant Star

White Dwarf Star

Red Dwarf Star

‡ The Sun is 4.6 billion years old
‡ The Sun is 99.85% of the mass in our
solar system; Jupiter makes up the other
‡ The Sun consumes 4 million tons of
hydrogen every second
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‡ Astronomers think the Sun will keep
shining for another 5 billion years
‡ Without the Sun, Earth would not be able
to support life.
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‡ The sun is the closest star from planet
‡ It is 10,8ð2 degrees Fahrenheit.
‡ 1.ð million earths would fit in the sun
Translation: This is Earth! 6
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‡ Solar flares are usually 18,0ð2 degrees elsius
‡ The sun is a star
‡ SPF= sun protection factor (15 =15 times more
protection than your skin has)
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