The Sun-Earth Connection
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The Sun-Earth Connection

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The Sun is a huge, glowing ball at the center of our solar system. The sun provides light, heat, and other energy to Earth. The sun is made up entirely of gas. Most of it is a type of gas that is sensitive to magnetism. This sensitivity makes this type of gas so special that scientists sometimes give it a special name: plasma. Nine planets and their moons, tens of thousands of asteroids, and trillions of comets revolve around the sun. The sun and all these objects are in the solar system. Earth... More
Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: July 08, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: October 31, 2014
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Keywords: NASA, Sun

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