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Last Post 3/22/2013 10:36 AM by  Hazel Bain
Creation of the Sun
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3/22/2013 8:22 AM
    Hi I'm Tyler Rothfuss. How and around what time frame was the sun created?
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    3/22/2013 10:36 AM
    Hi Tyler Stars are born from large clouds of gas and dust called nebulae. Clumps of gas and dust start to stick together under the power of gravity. Eventually they have enough mass, and are dense enough and hot enough that nuclear fusion starts and the star begins to burn (this is what makes them so bright). Some of the dust and gas that is left over from the nebulae, orbits around the star and it's this stuff that groups together to form the planets. Stars which don't have enough mass and aren't dense or hot enough, become brown dwarves. We think that the Sun is about 4.6 BILLION years old and that it should live to be about 10 billion years old. Hazel
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