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How hot is the sun and,why is it so hot

Posted by max  on  03/02  at  12:51 AM

Hi, Max. The Sun was formed from a huge cloud of dust and hydrogen gas. The hydrogen is the sun’s fuel, and at the very core, there are constant, hydrogen-fueled nuclear explosions. Even though the sun uses about 4 million tons of hydrogen every second, there is plenty of it. Scientists estimate there is enough hydrogen for the sun to continue shining for the next 5 billion years.

As you can imagine, it is hot inside the core of the sun. Temperatures may reach as high as 27 million degrees Fahrenheit.

I wrote a book called THE SUN which is probably in your school library. You can read more in that book about the star that is at the center of Our Solar System.

Posted by Seymour Simon  on  03/02  at  12:55 PM
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