As if you weren’t aware, the Sun is awesome

The Sun is a fairly typical G2V star. It’s big (~1.4 million kilometers in diameter). It’s hot (5778 Kelvin on the surface; ~16 million Kelvin in the core). It keeps us alive (with its 384 yottawatts of light). It’s also very explosiony and pretty nifty to observe as it does its thang.

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Posted on April 24, 2013, in Science. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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