What Do You Know About the Sun?

 The queen of the heavens, the flare, the shine that lights up our days and even our nights (by reflecting off the moon). The sun has a huge place in our lives as it keeps us alive and makes all of our world possible. So tell us, what do you know about it?
 
 
The Sun is composed mainly of which substance?
Gas
Liquid
Solid
 
 
What is the name of a particle that transports light or electromagnetic radiation?
Photon
Neutron
Proton
Solarium
 
 
What did the ancient Romans call the Sun?
Helios
Sol
Solaris
Elio
 
 
How old is the Sun, according to scientists?
4.5 billion years
30 billion years
80 million years
16.5 billion years
 
 
The Sun takes up what percent of the solar system's entire mass?
10%
50%
75%
99%
 
 
During a solar eclipse, which part of the Sun is visible to us?
Corona
Core
Sun spot
 
 
What is a surge of charged particles that flows outwardly from the Sun's upper atmosphere called?
Solar wind
Sun spots
Granules
Eclipse
 
 
What did the Greeks call the sun?
Ancient Greek religion personified the Sun as the male deity Helios. The Greeks depicted their Sun god Helios being hauled in a horse-drawn chariot from east to west across the sky.
Sol
Helios
Solaris
Eliana
 
 
What planet has the shortest orbit around the sun?
It takes it only 88 days to go around the sun, so its year is 88 days long
Venus
Mars
Earth
Mercury
 
 
What is the main element converted inside the sun's core?
Hydrogen
Copper
Nitrogen
Iron
 
 
What is the surface of the Sun called?
Core
Photosphere
Solar Corona
Prominence
 
 
What is the name of the process the sun 'uses' to create energy?
A fusion reaction is the process whereby two light nuclei join to form a heavier nucleus.
Nuclear Fusion
Photosynthesis
Nuclear Fission
Gemination
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