30 Space Myths We Should All Stop Believing

The Sun Is Burning

13. The Sun Is Burning

Science says that for an object to be on fire, there has to be oxygen involved irrespective of where the object is placed. So, we know for sure that the Sun is most definitely not on fire because it is a huge ball of gas that burns due to nuclear fusion that takes place in its core. Around 700 a million tons of hydrogen gets converted to tons of helium.

As this happens, the resulting energy is released as gamma rays which further get converted to light. So, that explains the ‘glow that we see.

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