The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System and it's one of more than 100 billion stars in our galaxy. It's mass accounts for about 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System.

It's enormous effect for life on Earth has been recognized since prehistoric times, and the Sun has been regarded by many cultures as a deity, the Greeks called it Helios and the Romans called it Sol.

See Also: Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars

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