Facts about the Sun

Revolution Period Around the Galaxy 250 million Earth years
Rotation Period Equatorial Region - 25 Earth days
Polar Regions - 36 Earth days
Equatorial Diameter 1.39 million km
Gravitational Pull 28 times that of Earth

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StarChild Authors: The StarChild Team
StarChild Graphics & Music: Acknowledgments
StarChild Project Leader: Dr. Laura A. Whitlock
Curator: J.D. Myers
Responsible NASA Official: Phil Newman