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it's a fact; SUN.

Four million tons of hydrogen dust are destroyed on the sun every second.

It takes eight-and-a-half minutes for light to reach Earth from the sun.

The maximum possible time of a solar eclipse is 7 minutes and 58 seconds, due to the speed at which Earth moves around the sun.

A person on the sun would be as heavy as an elephant is on Earth.

One square inch of the sun's surface produces a light as bright as 300,000 candles.

On January 1 the sun is about three million miles nearer to Earth than it is on June 1.

To an observer standing on Pluto, the sun would be roughly as bright as Venus is in our night sky - so not very bright!

Greek philosopher Anaxagoras was exiled in 435 BC for suggesting that the sun was a huge, glowing rock many miles wide.

It would take 10 million years for the Earth to fall into darkness if the sun stopped producing energy today.

Massive flames called prominences explode from the surface of the sun and reach 310,000 miles into space - that's further than the distance between the Earth and the moon.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Feb 17, 2008
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