The centre of the solar system and is made up of extremely hot gases; is the ultimate source of heat and light for the solar system
Provides the pulling force that binds the solar system
Contains more than 99.8% of the total mass of the Solar System (Jupiter contains most of the rest)
The Sun is, at present, about 70% hydrogen and 28% helium by mass everything else (“metals”) amounts to less than 2%. This changes slowly over time as the Sun converts hydrogen to helium in its core.
Light travels at the speed of about 300,000 km per second—the light of the sun takes about eight minutes to reach the earth.
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