The sun is a medium-size star located in the Milky Way Galaxy, about 26,000 light years from it center.
The sun is the largest object in our solar system and every other object in the solar system orbits around it.
Interesting facts about the sun:
- Distance from the center of
its galaxy: 26,000 light years
- Average distance from the
Earth: 93,000,000 miles
- Diameter: 870,000 miles
- Mass: 1.989 x 1030
- Gravity at the surface: .28 times the earth's gravity
- Surface temperature: approximately 9,900° F
- Earth days required to rotate on its axis: 25 (at the
Age: 4.5 billion years
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