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Top 10 Fun Facts about the Biggest Star ‘Sun’

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All the beautiful visual effects in the sky, sunrise, sunsets, these phenomenon are only possible because of the biggest star in the universe SUN. Sun is not only the centre of the solar system but also of lives. It is the most important source of energy and responsible for all the life on our planet. But, how much do you know about the biggest star of the Solar System-SUN. Here are some amazing fun facts about Sun.

1) The Sun is believed to be the same age as Earth and all the other seven planets of the Solar System; 4.5 billion years old.

2) The Sun weighs an incredible 1,989,100,000,000,000,000,000 billion kilograms. That’s roughly the weight of 330,060 Earths.

3) Sun’s surface area is 11,990 times greater than the surface area of the Earth.

4) It makes up around 99.86% of the Solar System’s mass.

5) The composition of the Sun is roughly 75% Hydrogen and 25% Helium. Hydrogen is Sun’s primary fuel.

6) The Sun is at the centre and heart of the Solar System. It’s strong enough to hold the solar system intact, primarily due to the Sun’s size and mass.

7) Light from the Sun reaches Earth in around 8 minutes

8) The Sun is responsible for 45 percent of the tidal forces generated on Earth – the Moon does the rest.

9) Every second, the Sun provides the energy equivalent to 10 billion nuclear bombs

10) Do you know the colour of the sun? The Sun is not orange, yellow, or red. In reality, it is white.

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