08 March 2007

Our Sun is a star!

Well, d’uh?

It seems, however that it is a distinctly quiet star amongst even its own small category of stars.

Its “common” stellar type amounts to about 5% of all known stars, so it’s unusual there, too.

So... all of the fiery images I’ve shown you of our hyperactive Sun? They’re all relative. If our Sun was as violently active as a typical star, we’d literally get toasted every century or so.

Peace, brothers! (-:

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