Space: Our Sun

This Quiz is about Earth's nearest star- the Sun. The quiz is meant for people in 10th grade and up. Make sure to include quantities in your answers such as "billion" or "million" make sure to use units like "%" Good Luck.
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Last updated: May 24, 2017
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A model of our solar system with the sun in the middle
Heliocentric
What type of star according to the HR scale is the sun?
Main Sequence
How old is the sun?
4.5 billion
What color is the sun?
White
How many Earth's could fit inside the sun?
1 million
What are the black spots on the sun called?
Sunspot
What does CME stand for?
Coronal Mass Ejection
What is the other term for "space weather?"
Solar Wind
What makes up about 70% of the sun's mass?
Hydrogen
What makes up about 28% of the sun's mass?
Helium
How many minutes does light take to travel from the sun to Earth?
8
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What is the closest planet to the sun?
Mercury
How much of the solar system's mass does the sun contain?
99.8%
What type of star is the sun?
G2V
How does the sun generate light and heat?
Nuclear Fusion
If the sun did not have such strong gravitational fields it would:
Explode
What color does Earth's atmosphere make the sun?
Yellow
The temperature of the core of the Sun reaches up to:
27 Million
What position in the solar system is our sun in?
Center
How many miles away is the Sun from Earth on average?
93 million
The sun will eventually become a:
Red giant
How many planets and dwarf planets circle the sun?
13
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