Thursday, July 28, 2011

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Summertime Sun Facts

Learning about the sun?  Heat up the discussion with any of these sizzling facts about our sun!

  • The sun is more than 100 times wider than the Earth!
  • Over one million Earths could fit inside the sun!
  • The sun is really a star--a fiery ball of burning gas!
  • Sunlight takes about eight minutes to travel to Earth!
  • The sun is about 93 million miles away from the Earth!
  • If a jet airplane could travel through space, it would take about 21 years to fly to the sun!
  • There are some days in the summer where the sun never sets on parts of the northern Arctic because of the tilt of the Earth and the Earth and suns positions!

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