THE SUN

BY: Jaaucklyn and Devin

About the Sun

The sun is a great ball of gases that provides light and heat for the Earth. Without it, you'd be frozen to death right now. Also, the sun is 92,960,000 miles from Earth. You might be thinking, if the sun is so far away, then how can it give us heat and light? Well, it's SO big, that's why. The gravity of the sun is 27.94 g and Earth's is just .99732 g. And, the mass compared to Earth is 333,000 times bigger. The density of the Sun is 1.4 g/cm3. The temperature range is (4,000 degrees Kelvin to 27 million degrees Fahrenheit (coldest to hottest). But enough with the boring old facts, lets get to the good stuff.

Facts

Interesting Facts

Diagram of the Sun

SOLAR CORE: the core is the innermost layer of the Sun and it is the source for all of the Sun's energy. Also, the temperature of the core is about 15 million degrees Kelvin.

CORANA: the outer atmosphere of the Sun, which is way bigger in volume than the Sun. The temperature there is several millions of degrees Kelvin.

PHOTOSPHERE: the photosphere is the visible surface of the Sun and the temperature is 6,000 degrees Kelvin.

PROMINENCES: a prominence of the Sun is when an arc of gas comes off of the Sun and can also loop hundreds of thousands of miles into space.

Outer Space: "I'm So Hot," The Sun Song by StoryBots

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