The centre of the solar system
- 4.6 Billion Years
- Yellow Dwarf (G2V)
- 1,392,684 km
- 1.99 × 10^30 kg (333,060 Earths)
- Surface Temp:
- 5,500 °C
- At its centre the Sun reaches temperatures of 15 million °C
- The Sun is 4.6 billion years old
- The Sun is all the colours mixed together, this appears white to our eyes
- The Sun is mostly composed of hydrogen (70%) and Helium (28%)
- The Sun is 109 times wider than the Earth and 330,000x as massive.
Did you know?
After exhausting its supply of hydrogen, the Sun will eventually turn into a red giant, swelling in size until it becomes large enough to consume Mercury, Venus, and the Earth.