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Astronomy 1010K/1010L FALL SEMESTER 2018 | PROFESSOR EL-JEAID 18 NOVEMBER 2018 The Sun LANDON ROE Roe 0
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Roe 1 Landon Roe Professor El-Jeaid ASTR 1010K/1010L 18 November 2018 The Sun has many formations and classifications among the stars and is composed of primarily hydrogen and helium gas. It is multimillion degrees in temperature and full of energy which gives off the bright light and beautiful glow which begins Earth’s daylight. The surface of the Sun is full of magnetic storms, which is what keeps the solar system in place: the planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and stars. The sun’s atmosphere is so volatile that sun spots and solar winds are created on the surface. The sun is so magnificent, during broad daylight the moon passes in front of it and causes a solar eclipse which has been studied by many scientist for hundreds of years. The most important role of the sun is its significance to supporting life on Planet Earth. The sun is extraordinary due to its formation, classification among other stars, its structure to include sun spots and solar winds, as well as how it creates eclipses and the role the Sun plays in supporting life on Planet Earth. The Sun was born about 4.6 billion years ago and is the closest star to Earth (Comins 312). Energy through space pressed clouds together and wind in space caused the clouds to keep spinning and compressing, which formed the Sun. It was not full of power at first. Over 10’s of millions of years, it gained power, light, and temperature (American Museum of Natural History). Not all the clouds in space were used during the formation of the Sun. The clouds that were left over, became stars and planets, creating the Milky Way Galaxy. The Milky Way Galaxy consists of over 200 billion stars, the 9 planets, comets, and debris. The Sun gained most of its power by the materials pulled in to the center of the Sun or also called the core.
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Roe 2 Four principal characteristics of stars are luminosity, surface temperature, size, and mass. Stars are classified by their spectra, element absorbed, and their temperature (Enchanted).
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