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Facts about the Sun

Sol is the name of our Sun.

Helios is the origin of its name.

The Earth is two planets away from the Sun.

The average distance between the Sun and Earth is over 1.3 million miles.

The Sun's temperature range from a few thousand to a few million kelvins.

The Sun takes about 26 days to make one rotation at it's equator. The sunspots can be used to measure the rotation speed of the Sun.

More interesting facts

The diameter of the sun in miles is 865,000.

The gravity of the sun is 28 times stronger and bigger than that of the Earth.

The atmosphere of the Sun has three layers made of Photosphere, Chromosphere, and Corona.

Life could not survive on the Sun because it is a too hot.