What is the Origin of the Sun?



Centuries ago, the Incas of Peru called themselves "Children of the Sun", and performed ceremonies in worship of the king of the heavenly bodies. They were wrong, of course, in thinking that the sun was a god; but they were right in believing that there would be no life on earth if it were not for the sun.

If the light from the sun were suddenly cut off, life on earth would be impossible. But there is really nothing special about the sun were suddenly cut off, life on earth would be impossible. But there is really nothing special about the sun.

It is just a star. Not the biggest or the smallest, not the brightest or the dullest just an ordinary star like millions of others in the universe. It happens to be the nearest star to us, and we are at just the right distance from it to make it possible for us the enjoy the benefits of its heat and energy.

Since the sun a star, scientists cannot really know what its origin was because they still do not know how the stars in the universe came into being. The Invention of the spectroscope revolutionized the study of the sun, by making it possible for astronomers to discover a great many of the the elements which go into its make-up. It is now known that nearly all these elements are found in the earth’s crust, too.

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