6. The “Solar storm of 1859″ was so powerful that telegraphs continued to operate after being disconnected, auroras were seen in the tropics, and miners in the Rockies thought the sun had risen early.
7. The solar system is currently traveling through an interstellar cloud that is as hot as the surface of the sun and 30 light years long.
8. Neptune has only completed one orbit of the Sun since its discovery in 1846.
9. The Sun accounts for about 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System.
10. A photon emitted from the sun’s core takes 100,000-200,000 years to reach its surface.