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Sun: Sun Basics

Sun: Parker Solar Probe

Sun: Size & Rotation

Sun: Orbits

Sun: Magnetic Fields

  • Sun Basics
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  • Parker Solar Probe
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  • Size & Rotation
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  • Orbits
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  • Magnetic Fields
Sun ['sən]
A huge ball of gas, the star in the center of our solar system

The sun is the star that provides the Earth with heat and light. The planets in the solar system revolve around the sun.

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