Star Facts

Our Star Facts:


  • Star Facts – Every single star you see in the night sky is bigger and brighter than our Sun
  • Massive stars are the ones with the shortest life span. They lend their mass to a high density of chemicals; as such they burn their fuel much quicker than smaller stars
  • Some stars that are 100 times more massive than our Sun. These stars also can deliver an output about a million times more energy than our sun.  Even while maintaining the same size radius
  • Stars occur in many sizes, which are classified in a range from dwarfs to super-giants.

     What about the distance?


  • The Sun is our nearest star to us here on Earth
  • After the Sun our next nearest star to earth is called Proxima Centauri
  • Proxima Centauri is about 4 light-years away (That is, about 5.87 trillion miles)
  • Light traveling from Proxima Centauri takes about 4 years to get here. (Therefore the light is 4 years old when we get to see it from Earth)
  • 100 million light years – This is furthest distance of a star that has been observed so far.  You can find it in the “m100 galaxy” of the “Virgo cluster”

      How is theTemperature?


  • Our Sun has a surface temperature of about 5500 degrees Celsius
  • The hottest stars have been identified with a surface temperature of around 50,000 degrees celsius.  
  • Coolest stars are around 3,000 degrees celsius
  • It might look like all the stars are out there by themselves, but many come in pairs, called Binary stars 
  • Stars can appear to be different in colour. This is because of their temperature and they are not all the same – Hot stars appear white or blue, whereas cooler stars appear to have red or blue hues.
  • Despite how often stars are claimed to “twinkle” this is not true. The twinkling effect is merely the light from the star passing through the Earth’s atmosphere.  As such it is merely deflecting the light before it reaches your eyes
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