How old is the sun?
4.6 billion years
4.6 trillion years
4.6 million years
What type of star is our sun?
Approximately how many times could the earth fit inside the sun?
How hot is the sun at its core?
15 billion degrees F
27 million degrees F
27 billion degrees F
15 million degrees F
What element comprises the highest percentage of the sun?
How much of the solar system's mass is contained in the sun?
How long does light from the sun take to reach Earth?
10 minutes, 40 seconds
8 minutes, 20 seconds
9 minutes, 30 seconds
7 minutes, 10 seconds
What is an Astronomical Unit (AU) the measurement of?
The distance between the Sun and Pluto
The distance between the sun and Mercury
The distance between Earth and the sun.
The distance between the sun and the nearest star.
What is the average distance between the sun and the earth?
9.3 million miles
150 million miles
9.3 billion miles
150 billion miles
What galaxy is our sun located in?
Approximately how long does it take the sun to complete one orbit around the center of the galaxy?
225-250 million years
100-125 million years
225-250 billion years
100-125 billion years
What's the term for what we see when a magnetic storm occurs on the sun's surface?
What element is the sun currently burning?
What happens to the sun's size when it starts burning helium?
Its size remains the same.
What is our sun's name?