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Hot Facts About the Sun and the Solar System

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The sun is big and hot. What are some other facts about the sun and the Solar System? Read here to find out!

The Sun accounts for about 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System.

The Earth’s core is about as hot as the sun.

1.3 million Earths could fit inside the sun, an average-sized star.

The American flags placed on the moon are now white due to radiation from the sun

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Pluto takes 248 years to orbit the Sun.

Your eyes can get sunburned.

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A bolt of lightning is 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun.

To our eyes, in space, the sun would appear white, not yellow.

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The sun’s core is 27,000,032 degrees fahrenheit.

The sun’s mass is 2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kg.

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