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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sun facts for a discussion with long term care residents( part 2)

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The Sun

The sun is the center of our solar system, and all of the planets in our solar system, including Earth, orbit (travel) around it.

The sun also gives out rays called X-rays and ultraviolet (UV) rays which
are harmful.

The sun gives off heat and light energy which makes it possible for life to exisit on Earth

The sun spins like a top and its gravity holds the planets and other objects in the solar system in orbit around it. The eight planets and their satellites (moons) are the sun's satellite

The sun contains about 98% of the mass of the entire Solar System.

Is just a medium sized star (yellow dwarf). It is about 1.4 million kilometers in diameter.

Is the center of our Solar System. All the planets and other objects orbit around it.

Is very gaseous, and made up mostly of hydrogen.

Contains darkspots that are known as sunspots.
• The planets closest to the Sun are Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.
• The planets furthest from the Sun are Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter, and Saturn

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