The length of time it takes to get to the Sun depends upon the speed of the object going to the Sun. The Sun is 92.956 million miles away.Continue Reading
Apollo 10, the fastest manned spacecraft, traveled 24,790 mph. At that speed, it would take about 156 days to reach the Sun. The unmanned NASA New Horizon probe traveled away from the Earth on its path to Mars and beyond at 36,373 mph. If it travel to the Sun, it would have taken just over 106 days to reach it.
It takes light approximately 8 minutes and 20 seconds to travel from the Earth to the Sun.Learn more about Our Sun
The planets of the solar system maintain their orbits around the Sun due to its gravitational pull. Planetary orbits are determined by two forces: the Sun's gravity pulling them inwards and the inertia of their movement, which drives them outwards.Full Answer >
The Sun does not revolve around the Earth; instead, the Earth orbits the Sun one time per year. Each orbit takes 365.256 days. Each of Earth's rotations takes one day.Full Answer >
The planets of the solar system revolve around the Sun due to the force of its gravitational pull. The elliptical orbit of the planets is a result of the Sun's gravity, which acts to pull the planets closer, balanced by the forward momentum of the planets.Full Answer >
As with every other star on the main sequence, the Sun's energy is a by-product of the thermonuclear reactions occurring in its core. Deep inside the Sun, fusion reactions take place that release large amounts of energy. This energy makes its way through the Sun’s layers through a combination of conduction, convection and radiation. Once at the surface of the Sun, the heat radiates into space, warming the solar system.Full Answer >