What type of energy does the sun give off?


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The sun gives off solar energy. The sun is a star that is a furnace in which hydrogen nuclei undergo fusion to produce helium along with rarer and heavier elements.

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During the sun���s fusion process, 0.3 percent of the elements' mass is converted to energy. The sun emits energy in the form of a solid material, called plasma, along with a mixture of ions, electrons and neutral atoms. The plasma and mixture are emitted along perturbation in the sun���s magnetic field, which causes solar flares and coronal mass ejections. The sun also emits energy by radiation. The sun���s radiation is a heat energy that has no mass and travels at the speed of light.

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