The Sun, The center of The Solar System. The Power of The Solar System, The Super Power to be honest. Without The Sun, there would not be The Solar System, no Mercury, no Neptune & no Earth which means, no us. The Solar Power from The Sun gives us life. No Sun, No life. Where did our Sun come from however? What are its origins? Let's see the life of The Sun.
The Origin of The Sun
The Sun is 4.603 Billion Years old. In the beginning The Sun and all the planets in The Solar System were a molecular cloud of gas and dust. Around 4.57 Billion year ago, this molecular cloud collapsed under the weight of its own gravity. The Sun was now a protostar. The Sun would remain a protostar for 100,000 Years.
The Next Stage for The Sun
The Sun after being a protostar for long while was ready for the next step. The Sun became a Tauri Star. The Sun was a berserk hot powerful star that roared solar winds across the primeval solar system. This stage is where many of the things that are in The Solar System today were created. The Sun's Tauri Star phase lasted for a scant millions of years.
The Main Sequence of The Sun
Now The Sun is all grown up. It is a full star an adult star to put it simply. The Sun is now a Main Sequence Star. This happened after The Tauri Star phase of The Sun ended. It stabilized and is now a regular Hydrogen and Helium producer colossal ball of sweltering plasma. The Sun Today make up 99.86 Percent of the mass in The Solar System, that's insane considering how big Jupiter and Saturn are alone. That makes the Earth seem small and insignificant in the grand scheme of things. In fact over one million Earths can fit inside of The Sun! The precise measurements of its mass is 1.989 X 10^30 kilograms. That's a ton of zeros! The Sun also has a radius of 432,170 Miles and it's 92.96 Million Miles away from Earth! Just to put that in perspective a Marathon race is 26.2 Miles, and the distance from New York City to Rome, Italy is a measly 4279 Miles. That's a long race to The Sun. Plus once you'd get there you would die. The surface temperature of The Sun is 5,778 degrees Kelvin which is 9941 degrees Fahrenheit and 5505 degrees Celsius. The Sun is one big scorching bright far-way over-powering element creating ball of flaming plasma.
The Future of The Sun
Our Sun is big and powerful now, but guess what. It's only going to get bigger. The Sun will eventually grow to be even greater in size than it is now. Our Sun will no longer be a Sun-Like Star, ironic to say the least, it will have become a Red Giant. It will be so large that the current position of The Earth will be inside of it. At this state in our Sun's life, it's days are number, it will have about 120 Million years left. Our Sun will be a gigantic big red ball of death.
RIP The Sun
The death will begin when the inner cores Helium begins to deteriorate and start to flash from The Sun in big powerful bursts. The Sun will begin to wane for 200 Million years and will eventually cool into a White Dwarf. The White Dwarf Sun will remain for Trillions of Years before turning off the light and becoming Black. The death of The Sun.
The thought of the thing that gives us Aloha "The Breath of Life" dying paints a meek and melancholy picture. This should not make us mournful however, for first of all, this is trillions of years away, the universe is only 13.8 Billion Years old, so this is farther away than the age of The Universe, a very long time. Also The Universe has a circle of life just like us humans. When one thing dies, something else is born. A new sun will be born somewhere in the universe and the life of the stars will continue on. Do not let the death of The Sun get thee down, for death is just a part of life and The Universe will roll on. Our Sun may die, but there are more just like it than grains of sand on Earth. That's something to be amazed and hopeful about. The Universe will continue to live on eon after eon, and so will the stars in sky.
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