According to Universe Today, the surface gravity of the sun is 27.94 g, about 27.9 times stronger than the surface gravity of the Earth. The more mass an object has, the larger its gravitational pull. Since the sun is such a huge mass that makes up 99.86% of the mass of the Solar System and has a mass over 330,000 times that of Earth, it has a lot of gravity.Know More
The sun's gravitational pull is so strong that it makes the planets orbit around it. It even influences the ocean's tides on Earth, though the moon has a greater influence on the Earth's tides since it's closer. The strong gravity of the sun extends an influence well beyond the distant orbit of the dwarf-planet Pluto.
It is well known that the heat on the sun makes life there impossible, as the surface temperature is 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit or 5,500 degrees Celsius; the gravitational pull is so strong it would also be deadly.
The sun doesn't have a solid surface. It is made up of gases, mostly hydrogen (92.1 percent) and helium (7.8 percent). The gases are held together by the sun's own gravity, which are pulled into an almost perfect sphere.Learn more about Our Sun
Without the sun, all life on Earth except for deep sea microbes would die. Earth would cool to minus 100 degrees Fahrenheit within one year, plants would be unable to photosynthesize and gravity would no longer keep the Earth in orbit.Full Answer >
The majority of life on Earth could not survive if the sun died, according to Popular Science. However, some micro-organisms could survive and thrive in a post-sun existence. With no sun, the Earth may fly off into space with nothing to keep it in orbit.Full Answer >
On average, the sun is 92,960,000 miles from Earth. The Earth has an elliptical orbit, so this distance varies. At the closest point of its orbit, called perihelion, Earth is 91,000,000 miles from the sun. At aphelion, the furthest Earth gets from the sun, they are 91,402,500 miles apart.Full Answer >
Day and night are experienced as the Earth rotates around the sun on its axis. It takes the Earth 24 hours to make one complete spin, and it rotates at a rate of approximately 1,367 miles per hour.Full Answer >