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Sky High!

Nachman Zakon

Summer is great. Fun and games all day. The hot sun feels good when you’re swimming in the pool. Have you ever wondered what it’s made of? And at night the moon hangs like a giant light bulb in the sky. Have you ever thought about what it’s like up there? Let’s find out!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Gigantic Ball of Fire

Did you know the sun is a star? Compared to a lot of other stars, our sun is just average size, but compared to the earth, it’s huge. Imagine: About 1.3 million earths could fit inside the sun! The sun looks so small to us because it’s about 93 million miles away from the earth. That’s a long, long way to travel.

The sun is a gigantic ball of fire. It’s not a great place to plan a picnic, since the sun is made of hydrogen gas, which is constantly exploding through a process called nuclear fusion. 

 

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