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Sun: Sun Basics

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The Sun: Solar Eclipse

  • 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
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  • Solar Eclipse
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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