10 interesting facts about the sun.
The volume of the Sun is 1,300,000 times greater than all of Earth's oceans put together.
The sun is 4.5 billion years old and will reach its end in another 7 billion years. It is 10 times larger than Earth, but 400 times further away from us.
The sun is mostly hydrogen and helium, which are two of the lightest elements. These atoms are made up of a single proton and a single electron.
The Sun is a star, and is the nearest star to Earth.
It has a diameter of 1,392,679 miles (2,778,890 kilometres) and rotates on its axis once every 27.3 days.
The Sun is the only star in our solar system with a magnetic field.
The Sun has spots! These are giant regions of strong magnetic field, which can be as large as 50,000 kilometers across.
Solar wind is a continuous stream of charged particles and magnetic fields emitted from the upper atmosphere of the sun.
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