Our Sun, an Infographic

Our Sun, an Infographic

Say what you want about our closest star, Sol, our one and only sun, one thing is certain – life on Earth would cease to be without it. Given that life virtually depends on it, I think we can forgive a few solar flares and magnetic spikes along the way.

To note, only about 5 percent of the stars in the Milky Way are more robust than our sun. But while I could keep relating facts to you, it would no doubt be much more interesting to check out the infographic below. 



The Center Star

The theory that the Sun is the center around which the planets move was first proposed by the ancient Greek Aristarchus of Samos in the 3rd century BCE, and later adopted by Seleucus of Seleucia. This largely philosophical view was developed into fully predictive mathematical model of a heliocentric system in the 16th century by Nicolaus Copernicus.