The Sun is composed primarily of the chemical elements hydrogen and ... The
Sun inherited its chemical composition from the ...
Element. Abundance (percentage of total number of atoms). Abundance (
percentage of total mass). Hydrogen. 91.2. 71.0. Helium. 8.7. 27.1. Oxygen. 0.078
Aug 17, 2012 ... Astronomers who have studied the composition of the sun have catalogued 67
chemical elements in the sun. There may be more, but in ...
The sun is mainly made up of 75 percent hydrogen and 25 percent helium by
mass; the sun's is also composed of less than 0.1 percent various metals and ...
The chemical composition of the Universe is dominated by the hydrogen and
helium ... The chemical composition of the Sun gives us some idea of the
Aug 18, 2011 ... Composition. What is the Sun made of? Spectroscopy shows that hydrogen
makes up about 94% of the solar material, helium makes up about ...
Although we cannot sample the Sun directly, we can learn a great deal about its
composition from the pattern of absorption lines in its spectrum (the Frauenhofer
Ever since Newton showed that sunlight is a mixture of all colors, scientists have
studied the Sun's spectrum. In 1817, German physicist Joseph Fraunhofer ...
Mar 7, 2016 ... You probably know the sun consists mainly of hydrogen and helium. Can you
name the other elements found in our closest star?
Jun 28, 2015 ... We expect stars of the Sun's size to be composed mainly of hydrogen and helium
since these are the elements formed shortly after the Big ...