What is the sun? (Answer in a few words)
The sun is a star located at the center of our solar system. It is a big, bright ball of gas that gives us light and heat. It is the nearest star to Earth, and is very important to life on Earth.
The Sun: Our Nearest Star
The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System. It is a nearly perfect sphere of hot plasma, with internal convective motion that generates a magnetic field via a dynamo process. The Sun is composed of about 70% hydrogen and 28% helium by mass, with much smaller quantities of heavier elements. The Sun has an absolute magnitude of +4.83, estimated to be brighter than about 85% of the stars in the Milky Way, most of which are red dwarfs.
What do you think of the sun?
- It's awesome.
- It's too hot.
- It's too bright.
- It's beautiful.
The sun is mostly made up of hydrogen and helium atoms. The sun is 4.6 billion years old. The sun is the closest star to Earth and is about 93 million miles away.
Did you know?
What is the importance of the sun to the Earth?
What is the main source of energy that the Sun provides to the Earth and its living organisms?
What do you know about the sun?
How has your knowledge of the sun changed after learning about it?