Apr 102015
 

What is the sun? It’s a massive ball of gas and plasma 93 million miles away that’s been shining for four and a half billion years. It warms our planet and gives us light – and astronomers have been fascinated with it for hundreds of years.

 

 

Vocabulary and definitions

orbit – circle around a bigger object, for example another planet or star
massive – very large and heavy
core – the central part of an object
energy – the ability of a physical object or process to work
matter – what something is made of: solid, liquid or gas
photosphere – the surface of a star
come into being – be created
curtains for something – the end
toasty – comfortably warm
envelop – cover completely

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