• It is but a perpetually exploding orb of fire, chemistry aside.
  • Hydrogen and Helium gas and plasma. Altogether now... "Ohhhhhhh, the Sun is a mass of incandescent gas ... "
  • It’s a mass of incandescent gas, a gigantic nuclear furnace.
  • Burning gas
  • "I always thought they were big balls of gas burning billions of miles away." -Pumbaa Lol he's such a smart pig.
  • fission of Nuclear Atom.
  • It is fuse-ing hydrogen into helium and some other light elements. Fusion converts a very small % of the total mass reacted into energy. say one part in a million, but 2 to 6 grams of mass into energy comes out to about 20 megatons of yield. mostly as heat, but also as radiation. And after you get past the diffuse outer layers gravity makes that hot gas into a very dense soup indeed. And it weighs a BUNCH. The smallest stars are about 10 times the size of Jupiter which is > 350K earths. The sun is about 150 times the size of what the smallest star(weight wise) would be.
  • Lotsa stuff!

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