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Fact of the Day: What Is The Sun Made Of?

Fact of the Day: What Is The Sun Made Of?

Did you know that around 1% of the sun’s mass is oxygen?

 

 

If you could take the Sun apart, and stack up its various elements, you would find that the Sun is made of hydrogen (74%) and helium (about 24%). Astronomers consider anything heavier than helium to be a metal. The remaining amount of the Sun is made of iron, nickel, oxygen, silicon, sulfur, magnesium, carbon, neon, calcium and chromium. In fact, the Sun is 1% oxygen; and everything else comes out of that last 1%.

 

 

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