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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



Pluto takes 248 years to orbit the Sun.

Your eyes can get sunburned.



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.


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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