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The sun
By Jessica Clegg
Sunny Facts
• The sun is this big 1,392,000km, the largest object in
the solar system.
• The sun is the centre of the solar system, without it life
would not exist on Earth.
• About three quarters of the sun is hydrogen the rest is
• The sun was formed about 4.6 billion years ago, from a
cloud of gas and dust called a nebula.
• The sun provides most of Earths energy
through heat and light.
• Leftover gas, dust and rocks formed the nine
planets and over 100 moons.
• Everything in the solar system orbits the Sun.
• The Earth orbits the sun once a year, but it
takes over 200 million years to orbit the
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