Interesting Facts About the Sun
Think you know everything there is to know about the Sun? Think again. Here are
10 interesting facts about the Sun, collected in no particular order. Some you
might already know, and others will be totally new to you. Interesting facts
after the break...
1. The Sun is the Solar System.
We live on the planet, so we think it's an equal member of the Solar System. But
that couldn't be further from the truth. The reality is that the mass of the Sun
accounts for 99.8% of the mass of the Solar System. And most of that final 0.2%
comes from Jupiter. So the mass of the Earth is a fraction of a fraction of the
mass of the Solar System. Really, we barely exist.