The sun is a star in which all of the planets of the solar system orbit around. The sun involves

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The sun is a star in which all of the planets of the solar system orbit around. The sun involves three key parts consisting of the core which makes up 25 percent of the sun, the radiative zone which makes up 45 percent of the sun, and the convective zone which makes up 30 percent of the sun. The sun contains a large amount of hydrogen in its core which is where most of the nuclear reactions take place. At the sun’s core, gravity attracts all of the mass inward and generates a pressure large enough to force the hydrogen atoms in the core to fuse together in nuclear fusion creating energy and helium-4. Nuclear fusion is a reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei collide at a very high speed and join to form a new type of atomic nucleus.…show more content…
X-rays are defined as an electromagnetic wave of high energy and very short wavelength. X-rays are able to pass through many materials opaque to light. Visible light is electromagnetic radiation responsible for the sense of sight to humans. Infrared light, microwaves, and radio waves are categories of invisible light that all have the same type of electromagnetic energy.

The sun also produces solar wind which is created from energized particles, or neutrinos and protons. This solar wind is energy that heats planet earth, determines earth’s weather, and is responsible for energy for earth’s life forms. Earth’s atmosphere protects life on earth from most of the radiation from the solar wind. The solar winds are formed from the sun’s corona which is the extended outer atmosphere of the sun. Even though solar winds are always directed away from the sun they are always unpredictable. The solar wind streams off of the sun in different directions and at different speeds. With the variation of the solar wind speeds it carries magnetic clouds, interacting regions and composition variation. The speed of the winds deviation is what determines the earth’s weather and can make storms in earth’s magnetosphere.

Even though the sun has provided heat and light for about 4.5 billion years it is not going to last forever. Over the sun’s life span its radius has become 6 percent larger. There is said to be enough hydrogen atoms to create nuclear

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