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Sun

Welcome to Planet Sun!

By scanning QR codes positioned on lamppost banners at various landmarks - starting at the Science Centre, through the city centre, Dudhope Park and up to the Dundee Law - you can explore the fascinating facts of our planets.

If you can scan them all then you can enter our free Prize Draw!

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Sun

Welcome to Sun

Description

The Sun is the centre of our solar system, its gravity keeps our solar system together and gives us light and heat, making it possible for life to exist on Earth. It is a yellow dwarf star in our Solar System, which all eight planets orbit. You might already know this but the Sun is massive, it’s the largest thing in our solar system, making up 99.8% of the mass of the whole solar system. Did you know that a million Earths can fit inside the Sun?

The Sun is actually one of trillions of stars in the universe, and it isn’t as large as other types of stars that exist!

Distance: Sun is 0 away from the sun!

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You can now scan the QR code again using the button below to record your visit and receive directions to the next planet!

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Sun

You can learn more about our the planets in our Solar System section.