The Sun

The Sun is at the center of our Solar System, which consists of 9 planets and about 4 dwarf planets and a lot of comets and meteorites which orbit it or just stay in a sort of atmosphere surrounding our Solar System. The Sun as we all know is very hot, and looks bright yellow, with a very slight orange tint depending on what time you are looking at it. But in fact the Sun is actually colored white, the light is modified as it travels into our eyes by the atmosphere (mostly), this is because it is so hot, which causes it to burn white which is a mixture of all the colors which create sunlight, and this can be proven if you take a triangular prism and shine sunlight into it it breaks down into 6 basic colors(Newton took seven because he really like that number) – Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple.

The Sun is very massive and has a lot of mass, but is extremely small compared to some other stars and extremely big compared to some others, which makes it an average medium sized star in the galaxy. Although it might seem big but the Sun cannot turn into a black hole according to physics, as it does not have enough mass to do so.

This is all for today, if you have any questions please feel free comment down below.

Sun Image credit – Copyright 2014 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (CC BY 2.0)


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