20 Aug 2011

Red

The star known as Sol, our sun, accounts for over 99% of the mass in our solar system.  It is 109 times the radius of Earth and you could fit over a million Earth sized planets inside of it.  We travel around it at around 67,000 miles an hour give or take a bit depending on how close we happen to be at a given time.  That can vary between around 91,300,000 miles and 94,400,000 miles depending on where in orbit we are.  It is a thermonuclear fireball producing 3.8 x 10^23  kilo-watt hours, all in one hour.

All in all, I’d say that is pretty damn amazing, wouldn’t you?

Comments

  • zachynyoga
    August 20, 2011 Reply

    Beautiful sunset!!!

  • lifewith4cats
    August 24, 2011 Reply

    gorgeous!!

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