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Everything Under the Sun

EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN As our precious source of renewable energy, the sun sits at the center of the universe and emits solar energy in large quantities at a constant rate for 24 hours per day, every day of the year. Sometimes it's easy to forget how hard the star works for us. HOW IT COMPARES The surface of Venus is about: Less than 700° F 5 PERCENT of the stars in the Milky Way are brighter or more massive than the Sun. The surface of The Sun is more than: A star can comprise as little as TEN TIMES that. .007 of the Sun's mass. REACH Every second, Amount of solar energy every square 600 MILLION TONS meter of Earth's surface receives over the course of a 24-hour day: Не of protons are converted into helium atoms in the Sun to be released as 164 WATTS. energy. Humankind only needs, on average, about Imagine a 150 watt table lamp on every square meter of the Earth's surface. 1/10,000 that amount of energy for its total consumption. SPEED How far the Earth is away from the Sun: ABOUT 93 MILLION MILES. The speed at which light travels: How fast it takes for light to travel from the Sun to the Earth: 186,282 MILES PER SECOND 499 SECONDS = 8.3 MINUTES | It would take a cheetah over ..running at 151 YEARS 70 MPH to reach the Earth nonstop. WHAT IS IT MADE OF? SOME LIKE IT HOT CARBON, OXYGEN & HELIUM 2% CHROMOSPHERE SURFACE HELIUM 7280° F– 89,540° F 10,430° F 26% CORE HYDROGEN 26,999,540° F 72% SOLAR FLARE CORONA 1,439,540° F – 5,399,540.33° F SOLAR FLARE UPS The Sun is so hot, the corona releases magnetic energy and causes solar flares to ripple throughout its surface. Severe flares have the ability to mangle satellites and potentially knock out power grids on Earth. In November 2010, a major solar flare erupted-one of the most powerful in recent years that sent a forceful blast of X-rays and registered a Class M 5.4 on the scale for sun storms. There are five categories of flares and Class M solar flares are the second most potent types. THE ONCE AND FUTURE SUN In 5 billion years' time, the Sun will have exhausted its supply of hydrogen in its core, which starts to collapse under its own weight and becomes very hot. The outer layers will expand, and enter the red giant phase of its evolu- tion. Eventually, it will be big enough to swallow up the orbits of Mercury, Venus and yes, even Earth. SOURCES NASA + PowerFrom TheSun.net + Bahcall, J.N. Neutrino Astrophysics Cambridge University Press, 1989. SpaceWeather.com + Universe Today.com *not to scale. 1BOG.org EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN As our precious source of renewable energy, the sun sits at the center of the universe and emits solar energy in large quantities at a constant rate for 24 hours per day, every day of the year. Sometimes it's easy to forget how hard the star works for us. HOW IT COMPARES The surface of Venus is about: Less than 700° F 5 PERCENT of the stars in the Milky Way are brighter or more massive than the Sun. The surface of The Sun is more than: A star can comprise as little as TEN TIMES that. .007 of the Sun's mass. REACH Every second, Amount of solar energy every square 600 MILLION TONS meter of Earth's surface receives over the course of a 24-hour day: Не of protons are converted into helium atoms in the Sun to be released as 164 WATTS. energy. Humankind only needs, on average, about Imagine a 150 watt table lamp on every square meter of the Earth's surface. 1/10,000 that amount of energy for its total consumption. SPEED How far the Earth is away from the Sun: ABOUT 93 MILLION MILES. The speed at which light travels: How fast it takes for light to travel from the Sun to the Earth: 186,282 MILES PER SECOND 499 SECONDS = 8.3 MINUTES | It would take a cheetah over ..running at 151 YEARS 70 MPH to reach the Earth nonstop. WHAT IS IT MADE OF? SOME LIKE IT HOT CARBON, OXYGEN & HELIUM 2% CHROMOSPHERE SURFACE HELIUM 7280° F– 89,540° F 10,430° F 26% CORE HYDROGEN 26,999,540° F 72% SOLAR FLARE CORONA 1,439,540° F – 5,399,540.33° F SOLAR FLARE UPS The Sun is so hot, the corona releases magnetic energy and causes solar flares to ripple throughout its surface. Severe flares have the ability to mangle satellites and potentially knock out power grids on Earth. In November 2010, a major solar flare erupted-one of the most powerful in recent years that sent a forceful blast of X-rays and registered a Class M 5.4 on the scale for sun storms. There are five categories of flares and Class M solar flares are the second most potent types. THE ONCE AND FUTURE SUN In 5 billion years' time, the Sun will have exhausted its supply of hydrogen in its core, which starts to collapse under its own weight and becomes very hot. The outer layers will expand, and enter the red giant phase of its evolu- tion. Eventually, it will be big enough to swallow up the orbits of Mercury, Venus and yes, even Earth. SOURCES NASA + PowerFrom TheSun.net + Bahcall, J.N. Neutrino Astrophysics Cambridge University Press, 1989. SpaceWeather.com + Universe Today.com *not to scale. 1BOG.org EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN As our precious source of renewable energy, the sun sits at the center of the universe and emits solar energy in large quantities at a constant rate for 24 hours per day, every day of the year. Sometimes it's easy to forget how hard the star works for us. HOW IT COMPARES The surface of Venus is about: Less than 700° F 5 PERCENT of the stars in the Milky Way are brighter or more massive than the Sun. The surface of The Sun is more than: A star can comprise as little as TEN TIMES that. .007 of the Sun's mass. REACH Every second, Amount of solar energy every square 600 MILLION TONS meter of Earth's surface receives over the course of a 24-hour day: Не of protons are converted into helium atoms in the Sun to be released as 164 WATTS. energy. Humankind only needs, on average, about Imagine a 150 watt table lamp on every square meter of the Earth's surface. 1/10,000 that amount of energy for its total consumption. SPEED How far the Earth is away from the Sun: ABOUT 93 MILLION MILES. The speed at which light travels: How fast it takes for light to travel from the Sun to the Earth: 186,282 MILES PER SECOND 499 SECONDS = 8.3 MINUTES | It would take a cheetah over ..running at 151 YEARS 70 MPH to reach the Earth nonstop. WHAT IS IT MADE OF? SOME LIKE IT HOT CARBON, OXYGEN & HELIUM 2% CHROMOSPHERE SURFACE HELIUM 7280° F– 89,540° F 10,430° F 26% CORE HYDROGEN 26,999,540° F 72% SOLAR FLARE CORONA 1,439,540° F – 5,399,540.33° F SOLAR FLARE UPS The Sun is so hot, the corona releases magnetic energy and causes solar flares to ripple throughout its surface. Severe flares have the ability to mangle satellites and potentially knock out power grids on Earth. In November 2010, a major solar flare erupted-one of the most powerful in recent years that sent a forceful blast of X-rays and registered a Class M 5.4 on the scale for sun storms. There are five categories of flares and Class M solar flares are the second most potent types. THE ONCE AND FUTURE SUN In 5 billion years' time, the Sun will have exhausted its supply of hydrogen in its core, which starts to collapse under its own weight and becomes very hot. The outer layers will expand, and enter the red giant phase of its evolu- tion. Eventually, it will be big enough to swallow up the orbits of Mercury, Venus and yes, even Earth. SOURCES NASA + PowerFrom TheSun.net + Bahcall, J.N. Neutrino Astrophysics Cambridge University Press, 1989. SpaceWeather.com + Universe Today.com *not to scale. 1BOG.org EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN As our precious source of renewable energy, the sun sits at the center of the universe and emits solar energy in large quantities at a constant rate for 24 hours per day, every day of the year. Sometimes it's easy to forget how hard the star works for us. HOW IT COMPARES The surface of Venus is about: Less than 700° F 5 PERCENT of the stars in the Milky Way are brighter or more massive than the Sun. The surface of The Sun is more than: A star can comprise as little as TEN TIMES that. .007 of the Sun's mass. REACH Every second, Amount of solar energy every square 600 MILLION TONS meter of Earth's surface receives over the course of a 24-hour day: Не of protons are converted into helium atoms in the Sun to be released as 164 WATTS. energy. Humankind only needs, on average, about Imagine a 150 watt table lamp on every square meter of the Earth's surface. 1/10,000 that amount of energy for its total consumption. SPEED How far the Earth is away from the Sun: ABOUT 93 MILLION MILES. The speed at which light travels: How fast it takes for light to travel from the Sun to the Earth: 186,282 MILES PER SECOND 499 SECONDS = 8.3 MINUTES | It would take a cheetah over ..running at 151 YEARS 70 MPH to reach the Earth nonstop. WHAT IS IT MADE OF? SOME LIKE IT HOT CARBON, OXYGEN & HELIUM 2% CHROMOSPHERE SURFACE HELIUM 7280° F– 89,540° F 10,430° F 26% CORE HYDROGEN 26,999,540° F 72% SOLAR FLARE CORONA 1,439,540° F – 5,399,540.33° F SOLAR FLARE UPS The Sun is so hot, the corona releases magnetic energy and causes solar flares to ripple throughout its surface. Severe flares have the ability to mangle satellites and potentially knock out power grids on Earth. In November 2010, a major solar flare erupted-one of the most powerful in recent years that sent a forceful blast of X-rays and registered a Class M 5.4 on the scale for sun storms. There are five categories of flares and Class M solar flares are the second most potent types. THE ONCE AND FUTURE SUN In 5 billion years' time, the Sun will have exhausted its supply of hydrogen in its core, which starts to collapse under its own weight and becomes very hot. The outer layers will expand, and enter the red giant phase of its evolu- tion. Eventually, it will be big enough to swallow up the orbits of Mercury, Venus and yes, even Earth. SOURCES NASA + PowerFrom TheSun.net + Bahcall, J.N. Neutrino Astrophysics Cambridge University Press, 1989. SpaceWeather.com + Universe Today.com *not to scale. 1BOG.org EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN As our precious source of renewable energy, the sun sits at the center of the universe and emits solar energy in large quantities at a constant rate for 24 hours per day, every day of the year. Sometimes it's easy to forget how hard the star works for us. HOW IT COMPARES The surface of Venus is about: Less than 700° F 5 PERCENT of the stars in the Milky Way are brighter or more massive than the Sun. The surface of The Sun is more than: A star can comprise as little as TEN TIMES that. .007 of the Sun's mass. REACH Every second, Amount of solar energy every square 600 MILLION TONS meter of Earth's surface receives over the course of a 24-hour day: Не of protons are converted into helium atoms in the Sun to be released as 164 WATTS. energy. Humankind only needs, on average, about Imagine a 150 watt table lamp on every square meter of the Earth's surface. 1/10,000 that amount of energy for its total consumption. SPEED How far the Earth is away from the Sun: ABOUT 93 MILLION MILES. The speed at which light travels: How fast it takes for light to travel from the Sun to the Earth: 186,282 MILES PER SECOND 499 SECONDS = 8.3 MINUTES | It would take a cheetah over ..running at 151 YEARS 70 MPH to reach the Earth nonstop. WHAT IS IT MADE OF? SOME LIKE IT HOT CARBON, OXYGEN & HELIUM 2% CHROMOSPHERE SURFACE HELIUM 7280° F– 89,540° F 10,430° F 26% CORE HYDROGEN 26,999,540° F 72% SOLAR FLARE CORONA 1,439,540° F – 5,399,540.33° F SOLAR FLARE UPS The Sun is so hot, the corona releases magnetic energy and causes solar flares to ripple throughout its surface. Severe flares have the ability to mangle satellites and potentially knock out power grids on Earth. In November 2010, a major solar flare erupted-one of the most powerful in recent years that sent a forceful blast of X-rays and registered a Class M 5.4 on the scale for sun storms. There are five categories of flares and Class M solar flares are the second most potent types. THE ONCE AND FUTURE SUN In 5 billion years' time, the Sun will have exhausted its supply of hydrogen in its core, which starts to collapse under its own weight and becomes very hot. The outer layers will expand, and enter the red giant phase of its evolu- tion. Eventually, it will be big enough to swallow up the orbits of Mercury, Venus and yes, even Earth. SOURCES NASA + PowerFrom TheSun.net + Bahcall, J.N. Neutrino Astrophysics Cambridge University Press, 1989. SpaceWeather.com + Universe Today.com *not to scale. 1BOG.org

Everything Under the Sun

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That burning ball of fire also known as the sun is responsible for sunburns, melted ice cream and flowering plants. That burning ball or center star of our universe is also a great resource for energ...

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