Astrophysics (index)

Sun

(star at center of solar system)

The Sun is the star around which the Solar System revolves.

Compared to other stars:

Early Sun:

  • 75% of the Luminosity (L) of today's Sun
  • 3-day rotation period
  • larger radius
  • hotter
  • flares 100 times more energetic

Future Sun:

Common terms:

  • R, RSun, or Rsun - radius of the Sun
  • M, MSun, or Msun - mass of the Sun
  • L, LSun, or Lsun - luminosity of the Sun

(star,solar system)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~01AU~0lySun

Referenced by:
Absolute Magnitude (M)
Abundances
Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE)
Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB)
Alpha Centauri
Antenna Temperature
Apparent Magnitude (m)
Apsis
Asteroseismology
Astronomical Quantities
Atmospheric Tide
Astronomical Unit (AU)
Bcool
Beta (β)
Binding Energy
Black Body (BB)
Calcium (Ca)
Carbon Star
Cassini
Celestial Equator
Chondrite
Chromosphere
Circumstellar Disk
Coronal Mass Ejection (CME)
Comet
Compact Object
Corona
Coronagraph
Corotation Resonance (CR)
Current Sheet
Dynamo
Earthshine
Ecliptic
Ecliptic Coordinate System
Epoch
Equinox
Euclid
Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV)
F-Type Star (F)
FGK Star
Gaia
Galactic Coordinate System
Gauss (G)
G Band
G-Type Star (G)
Geomagnetic Storm
Globular Cluster (GC)
Gravity
Gravity Wave
Gyrochronology
Habitability
Heliosphere
Hill Radius
Hypervelocity Star (HVS)
Interferometer
Iron (Fe)
Interstellar Magnetic Field (ISMF)
J1407
Julian Date (JD)
J Designator
Jansky (Jy)
Kepler Telescope
Lagrangian Point
Lalande 21185
Low Mass Star
Local Standard of Rest (LSR)
Luminosity Function (LF)
Magnetic Arcade
Magnetosphere
Magnitude
Main Sequence Star
Mass-Luminosity Relation
Metallicity (Z)
Milky Way
Moon
Nebular Hypothesis
Obliquity
Orbital Inclination
Orbital Speed
Parallax
Parsec (pc)
Planck
Planet Type
Plasma
PLATO
Poynting-Robertson Effect
Precession
Proper Motion
Quantum Tunneling
Quasar (QSO)
Radio Star
Rayleigh Scattering
Magnetic Reconnection
Red Giant
Ross 154
Ross 248
Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Solar Maximum Mission (SMM)
Supernova (SN)
Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)
Solar Constant
Solar Eruption
Solar Flare
Solar Nebula
Solar Wind
Standard Gravitational Parameter (μ)
Starburst Galaxy
Stellar Flare
Stellar Population
Stellar Radius Determination
Stellar Rotation
Stellar Structure
STEREO
Surface Abundance
Tidal Locking
Transit
Transiting Planet
Variable Star
Visible Light
Vegetation Red Edge (VRE)
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP)
Wolf-Rayet Star
Yarkovsky-O'Keefe-Radzievskii-Paddack Effect

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