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?
What is the name of a particle that transports light or electromagnetic radiation?
What did the ancient Romans call the Sun?
How old is the Sun, according to scientists?
The Sun takes up what percent of the solar system's entire mass?
During a solar eclipse, which part of the Sun is visible to us?
What is a surge of charged particles that flows outwardly from the Sun's upper atmosphere called?
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.
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
What is the main element converted inside the sun's core?
What is the surface of the Sun called?
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.
It seems there is a lot about the sun you still have left to discover. The sun has been in the center of our solar system, our culture and our minds for untold time. Maybe it's time to learn a bit more about it...
You know more about the sun than your average Joe, and you know most of what its functions are and how it's built. However, you still did not get the highest score, and there is some room for improvement. What do you say, care to try again? If not, you can always have a look at your mistakes.
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