Tag Archives: Huge Ball

What keeps the sun shining and how long can it continue to do so?

The Sun is a huge ball of extremely hot, glowing gases.  It is considered as the star nearest to the Earth.  It’s mass is equivalent to 333,420 earth. The surface temperature of the sun is estimated to be between 5 000 oC to 6 000 oC.  Temperature at the core is as high as 14 …

Rate this:

Continue reading

What is a Quasar?

The mysterious quasars (KWAY sahrs) are intensely bright, star like objects on the edge of the universe.  One of the big mysteries about the quasars is what they are.  Not stars and not galaxies (groups of stars), quasars have baffled scientists since they were discovered in the early 1960s. A quasar is many times brighter …

Rate this:

Continue reading