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Blazing Hot Sun Quiz

Our hot Sun quiz probes your knowledge of interesting facts about the sun featuring 10 random questions from our all about the sun list.

Here's you chance to make hay while the Sun shines - you have five minutes to answer 10 Blazing Hot Sun questions.
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We're unlikely to see it in our own lifetime, but the bad news is: the sun is running out of steam. Or fission. Estimate how long its supply of hydrogen will continue to keep it (and us!) nice and cosy:

2. In Basildon (Essex, England) in the legendary 1986 scorcher, temperatures in the shade reached a sizzling 92°F (33° C)! What do you suppose the core temperature is in the sun?

3. When was the sun born?

4. The earth is also big as we know, but the sun is even bigger. How many earths could the sun gobble up?

5. Not content with being big, the sun is also rather weighty. In fact it tips the scales at about 330,000 times heavier than the Earth. How much heavier is it than ALL 9 planets in our solar system together?

6. The sun accounts for a staggering 99.8% of the entire mass in our solar system. Of the 0.2% that are left, which 2 planets account for most of the rest?

7. A Ford "Gran Torino" is rather a stylish and swift automobile. Even so, on a good run it would require more than 175 years (at 60mph) to cover the mean 93,000,000 miles between us and the sun. How much quicker could a ray of sunlight do the journey?

8. The moon is made of cheese as we all know. But what is the sun made of?

9. Mother Earth rotates around its own axis pretty much once a day. How long do you think the sun can do it in?

10. The Sun is really, really big. For us. But for our neighbors in the Orion Belt, their red giant Betelgeuse knocks spots off our measly sun! How many times bigger is Betelgeuse than our tiddler?

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