6. Sun

6. Sun

Courtesy of NASA/TRACE

http://trace.lmsal.com/POD/images/arcade_9_nov_2000.gif


Star

Diameter: 1,390,000 km
Orbit Radius: 25,000 ly
Orbital Period: 230 million yrs
Rotational Period: 25—36 days
Surface Temperature: 5,500°C
Core Temperature: 10 million °C
Composition: 73.46% H; 24.85% He
Gravity (Earth=1): 28
Mass (Earth=1): 330,000
Magnetic Field: Yes