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What Is A Cosmic Year?

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Cosmic

FACT OF THE DAY: A cosmic year is the amount of time it takes for the sun to orbit once around the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. One cosmic year is equal to 225-250 million years.

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How Big Is the Sun?

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FACT OF THE DAY: ¬†We all know the sun is big, but just how big is it? The diameter of the sun is approximately 865,000 miles. It’s circumference is about 2.71 millions miles.

To give some perspective, you could line up the planet Earth 109 times across the sun’s surface (across the face of the sun).

 

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Hot Lightning

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Bolt of Lightning

A bolt of lightning is hot. That is a statement that catches no one by surprise. But just how hot is a bolt of lightning? Would you believe 5x hotter than the sun?

A lightning bolt can reach up to 50,000+ degrees Fahrenheit. The surface of the sun comes in at approximately 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

Now do you believe it?

 

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