The place of the Sun in the solar system|
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Here you may read about the Sun and the 8 planets.
|The Sun – an exciting star|
|If the Sun had just shone a little more or a little less, we would either have been fried or deep frozen. The Sun lives its own active life that we know surprisingly little about. Because it is so close to us, the Sun is the only star we may study in detail. And because it is such a typical star, what we learn about the Sun may be transferred directly to other stars.|
|A brief survey of the solar system|
|A number of celestial bodies, 8 planets, thousands of small planets, smaller stones, comets, dust and other material circulate round the Sun.
All together this is called the solar system.
|The age of the Sun|
|By means of many different methods researchers have found out that the age of the Sun and the rest of the solar system is about 4.6 billion years.|
|The birth of the Sun and the solar system |
|The Sun is a rather ordinary star, and it was born in the same way as stars are born around in the nebulas as happens even today.|