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How Big and Hot is the Sun?

HOW BIG AND HOT IS THE SUN? The core temperature is so hot because nuclear fusion The sun's core can reach temperatures of 27 million degrees Fahrenheit. is taking place as hydrogen atoms are compressed and fused to form helium. In "cool" sunspots on the sun's surface, temperatures can still reach 7,300 degrees Fahrenheit. By comparison, the hottest recorded temperature on the earth's surface was only 134 degrees Fahrenheit, re- corded in Death Valley, USA. The sun's diameter is approximately 864.938 miles. 109 Earths could be lined up across this distance. Stars expand as they age. Scientists believe that in 5 billion years, the sun will grow large enough to expand beyond Earth's orbit, swallowing our planet. When taking the sun's mass and volume into account, scientists estimate 1.3 million Earths could fit inside it. http://www.elementscapitalgroup.com/ http://www.space.com/17137-how-hot-is-the-sun.html http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/high- est-recorded-temperature/ http://www.space.com/17001-how-big-is-the-sun-size-of- the-sun.html E ELEMENTS CAPITAL GROUP http://www.freepik.com/

How Big and Hot is the Sun?

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The sun is pretty great—even if it wouldn’t be very good for us to get too close to it. Here are some of the most interesting facts about our favorite star in the galaxy—our sun.

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