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What kind of star is our sun?

asked 2016-08-02 22:36:26 -0600

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What kind of star is our sun?

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answered 2016-08-02 22:37:04 -0600

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updated 2016-08-02 22:41:12 -0600

The Sun is a typical star. Its spectral classification is "G2 V." The G2 part basically means it's a yellow-white star, and the roman numeral V means it's a "main sequence" dwarf star (by far the most common) as opposed to supergiant, or sub-dwarf, etc. The fact that the Sun is the dominant source of energy for processes on Earth that sustain us makes it a subject of major interest for study.

At 1.98892 X 1030 kilograms, or roughly 333,000 times the mass of the Earth, it contains over 99 percent of the solar system's mass!

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