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    Lívia Laville

    Here Comes the Sun

    The Sun, our closest star, is truly remarkable. It contains over 99.8% of the Solar System’s mass and is approximately 1.3 million times the volume of Earth. 
    For the most part, composed of hydrogen and helium, it produces energy through nuclear fusion, releasing an incredible amount of energy – equivalent to 4.26 million metric tons of matter being converted into energy every second. 
    With its various layers, including the core, radiative zone, convective zone, photosphere, chromosphere, and corona, the Sun presents a fascinating study. 
    Surprisingly, the surface temperature is around 5,500 degrees Celsius, while the corona can reach temperatures between 1-3 million degrees Celsius, making it hotter than the surface. 


    You can get this blanket from breeding two horses with the Sun Branding

    Additionally, the Sun continuously emits a solar wind and goes through an 11-year solar cycle including phases of higher and lower activity. Sunspots, cooler areas on the surface, are caused by magnetic activity but are still extremely hot. 
    As the Sun ages, it will expand into a red giant, shedding its outer layers and leaving behind a white dwarf. 
    The Sun is approximately 149.6 million kilometers from Earth, and light from the Sun takes about 8 minutes and 20 seconds to reach us. 
    Furthermore, solar eclipses occur when the Moon casts a shadow on Earth, presenting opportunities for observation and study. 
    These facts only touch the surface of the Sun’s many mysteries, making it a constant fascination for scientists and astronomers.

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