By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
Timeline Story

Birth of the Sun

Birth of the Sun

Absolute Years From Now: -4600000000
Story Reference Date: 03/27/2024

4.6 billion years, a cloud of gas and dust in our Milky Way galaxy began to collapse under the force of its own gravity. This set the stage for our solar system. With the Sun at its center, glowing, the planets had not yet formed. The Sun, a G-type Population 1 star, shines brightly with a surface temperature of about 9,400 degrees, 5,500 Kelvin, and a lifespan of about 10 billion years.

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