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The Sun is 330 times the size of the Earth, but is shrinking in spite of 600 million tons of hydrogen fusing into helium every second, or the equivalent of 4.5 million tons of matter converted to energy according to Einstein's theory of relativity.

The Sun's radiant energy of heat and light, is produced by fusion of 4 hydrogen nuclei to form an atom of helium and this remains remarkably constant, varying less than a few tenths of 1 per cent over many days. Thermal and radiant pressure produced by the Sun's fire resists the attraction of gravity and prolongs the star's.(Sun's).life. As the process of conversion of hydrogen into helium carries on, the mass remains the same, but the number of particles in the Sun's core decreases. But, it's well balanced by what else it does.

The ashes of one element become the fuel for the next stage it is believed, but with most conclusions, they often change rapidly. It is so well balanced that even a slight change of ¼ of 1% can drastically cool or heat up the Earth. A 4% increase would melt all the ice and the oceans would rise somewhat. But Creator-God designed it, so there is no problem.

The Earth's temperature also is consistently maintained over many centuries, with only slight decreases with later, balancing increases.

Since 1836, the diameter of the Sun has been measured to be shrinking about 5 feet per hour. By going back in history and studying solar eclipses, scientists say that this shrinkage appears to be constant. Extrapolating backward, we find that the Sun would have been so large one million years ago that no life at all could have existed on this Earth. If we went back 20 million, which is still far short of the 5 billion many evolutionists claim as the age of the solar system, the edge of the Sun would have touched the Earth. The Earth would have exploded long before the Sun ever got that close. This gives credence to the understanding that our solar system could well have been a mature creation: Genesis 1:3 "And God said, Let there be light.(why is light at a constant speed?).and there was light."

We see the final product, the solar system and can accept what God says, or spend mega dollars attempting to locate some other so-called first cause. Focus instead on why man was created to be on Earth.

The Sun's surface.(not really a surface, as it's all layers of gases).temperature is 9940ºF.(5500ºC). The dense plasma occupies the center of the Sun. For some reason, the Sun is now changing from hydrogen into helium at a much faster rate. Look at it for a second and note that it is no longer as yellow, but much whiter.

No one is sure why the interior of the Sun, 435,000 miles below the surface, is 27 million degrees Fahrenheit.(15 million C), while the surface.(called the photosphere).is only a few thousand degrees. Strong convection currents appear to be responsible for this. Also, why does the Sun have an 11 year cycle?

The outermost region of the Sun's atmosphere, the Corona.(what you see when the Sun is in eclipse), contains diffuse gases which attain several million degrees Fahrenheit and reach supersonic speeds. See Ulysses home page for Solar exploration at high latitudes over the Sun's poles.(ulysses.jpl.nasa.gov/).and for the latest SOHO.(Solar and Heliospheric Observatory).images: nascom.nasa.gov

The Sun creates heat and sound from varying temperatures, densities and continuous movement and the burning of hydrogen.nuclei.(protons).at its core, fusing the nuclei, then releasing the energy.(photons).as.neutrinos.

Sun sounds:."The Sun has the ability to oscillate in 10 million different modes. It's like an organ pipe that 10 million different tunes can be played on".says Jack Harvey, George Ellery Hale Prize winner.(the solar field's highest award), who works at the National Solar Observatory on Kitt Peak, Arizona. He and others measure those myriad.oscillations and decipher what the oscillations say about the layers of gases below the photosphere. 

These 10 million notes provide for auditory exploration of the Sun's turbulent interior. The study is called helio.(Greek for 'Sun').seismology. The Sun's structures, streamers, plumes and loops cohere to magnetic field lines. 

This turbulent activity is caused by seismic waves created by solar flares traveling at 250,000 miles an hour from an onset of about 22,000 miles per hour. Contrast the constant speed of a water ripple as it travels outward. Things act very differently on the Sun. Why the speed increase? Who knows?

To view Sunspots on the Internet, go to.(exploratorium.edu/sunspots/).for a listing of websites.

The Sun's diameter is 865,000 miles.(about 100 times the Earth's diameter).and the Sun moves at 16.5 million kilometers a second.(about 10 million miles per second, but like a golf ball going across your TV screen, it really doesn't move at all).relative to the most commonly measured nearby stars, but in such a strange pattern you never would have thought. 

The Sun's path is inclined 25% to the plane of the Milky Way galaxy, our home solar system. The Sun rotates once every twenty five days. The Sun is about 15,000 light years from the center of the Milky Way.


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