Sun

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The Sun (aka Sol) is an average yellow dwarf star about 8 kpc from the center of the Milky Way galaxy. The third planet orbiting the Sun is Earth, which makes the Sun fairly important to humanity.

Physical Characteristics

  • Radius = 6.96E8 m
  • Mass = 1.9891E30 kg
  • GM = 1.3271244E20 m³/s²
  • Density = 1.41E3 kg/m³
    • Core = 1.56E5 kg/m³
  • Temperature = 5778 K (blackbody)
    • Central = 1.58E7 K
    • Average = 7.88E6 K
    • Corona > 1E6 K (varies)
  • Distance from galactic core ≅ 2.5E20 m
  • Distance from Earth = 1.4959787E11 m
  • Escape velocity = 617.6 km/s
  • Luminosity = 3.846E26 W
  • Mean molar mass = 0.638 g/mol
  • Gravitational binding energy = 6.1E41 J
  • Pressure (volumetric mean) = 1.4E14 Pa
    • Central = 2.4E16 Pa

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