Is the sun a gas giant?
no its a star if it was a gas giant it would be a planet
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Yes the Sun is technically a gas, its based on a star, and a star is completely made of gas, whatever your doing, just note that the sun IS a gas,
They are so large travelling closer to the sun they would have an increased velocity losing there gas to solar winds ect.
Gas giants are the four far planets from the Sun, (In order, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune) made up of only gas and bigger than the four rocky planets (that's why they're called giants)
A gas giant is a large planet that is made up mostly of gaseous and liquid substances , with little or no solid surface.
The only difference between the sun and a giant star is that thesun is visible during the day, while other stars are not. The sunseems more intense than other stars in the sky because the sun iscloser to earth than other stars. The earth revolves around the sunand does not revolve around other stars…. ( Full Answer )
After it uses up most of its hydrogen and helium fuel in nuclearfusion, it will start to produce more energy. Because of this,gravity will no longer be able to 'contain' the plasma being pushedoutward by nuclear reactions inside the sun and its outerlayer willbe pushed out, becoming a red giant.
They are called gas giants because they are all very large. Some more than five times the size of earth
It really doesn't matter how massive or large the planet is; the time it takes for one orbit is ENTIRELY dependent on the distance from the Sun. The gas giant planets happen to be a long way from the Sun - and so their orbits take much longer than Earth's.
The sun is a mass of incandescent gas A gigantic nuclear furnace Where hydrogen is built into helium At a temperature of millions of degrees Yo ho, it's hot The sun is not A place where we could live But here on Earth there'd be no life Without the light it gives We need its light We need its heat… We need its energy Without the sun Without a doubt There'd be no you and me The sun is a mass of incandescent gas A gigantic nuclear furnace Where hydrogen is built into helium At a temperature of millions of degrees The sun is hot It is so hot that everything on it is a gas Iron, copper, aluminum, and many others The sun is large If the sun were hollow, a million Earths could fit inside And yet, the sun is only a middle-sized star The sun is far away About ninety-three million miles away! And that's why it looks so small And even when it's out of sight, the sun shines night and day The sun gives heat The sun gives light The sunlight that we see The sunlight comes from our own sun's atomic energy Scientists have found that the sun is a huge atom-smashing machine The heat and light of the sun come from the nuclear reactions of hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, and helium The sun is a mass of incandescent gas A gigantic nuclear furnace Where hydrogen is built into helium At a temperature of millions of degrees ( Full Answer )
Most likely not. Too close to the sun, heating is too intense forhydrogen and easily vaporized substances to remain in place. Thesematerials would then be swept outwaard by the intense solar wind ofa young sun. As a result, there is fairly plentiful water and icein the outer solar system to form gas… giants, while terrestrialplanets form from the leftover rock and metal in the inner solarsystem. ( Full Answer )
Because the sun made of hydrogen and helium, which at the temperatures the sun sustains cannot maintain a liquid or solid form. The sun is actually primarily made of plasma. Plasma is considered by some scientists to be a unique form of gas, and by others to be a different form of matter, entirely i…ts own. ( Full Answer )
They are each very large spheres comprised chiefly of gasses, mostly hydrogen and helium. The primary difference is that stars are sufficiently large to undergo nuclear ignition. Jupiter (our largest gas giant) would need to be about 20 times bigger for that to happen.
Gas giants are stars that did not manage to gather enough materialto jumpstart the fusion process to turn into a star. That is howstars are formed, they begin as gas giants who keep accumulatinggases until their core collapses in on itself.
The giant streams of exploding gas on the sun are calledprominences. The sun is at the very center of the solar system.
Neptune is the furthest gas giant from the Sun, although it is usually referred to as an ice giant.
The sun is mad primarily of hydrogen and helium as those are themost abundant elements.
Yes, pure gas. Plasma, actually - this is sometimes considered a separate state of matter. Plasma is like gas, but most atoms are ionized, due to the high temperature.\n\n. In any case, due to the high temperatures, you won't find solids or liquids on the Sun.\n
Because they formed beyond the ice line [See related question], where it was cold enough for hydrogen and other gases to condense into solid ice particles.
Both. An Ice Giant is a subclassification of a Gas Giant. Ice giants are primarily composed of water, ammonia and methane. The helium and hydrogen that make up their atmospheres are in the outermost regions of the planets.
Gas giants are called such because they are much larger than terrestrial planets and are composes largely of hydrogen and helium.
HD-209458-B this gas giant orbit at distance 6.5 milliom KM away for the star !
no there isn't gas tinys. gas giants just means big gas planets ("gas" is the operative word, not "giant")
Nothing much. Their orbits are outside of the radius of the sun while in the gas giant phase.
Quite simply, they have further to go, and they are moving slower. For example: . Earth: 107,200 km/h, ~939,715,200 km. . Jupiter: 47,052 km/h, ~4,892,568,592 km.
any gas compound or element that exists on earth. but we are yet to discover new planets
Initially, 5 billion years ago, a large collection of Hydrogen gas accumulated over time to form a large body of gas. When temperature gets extremely high in the core of this body, nuclear fusion starts, using the gas as fuel. So, there was already gas in the first place, and the star dies when this… fuel runs out. ( Full Answer )
Characteristic details given: A.) equatorial diameter B.) period of rotation C.) number of moons D.) both A and C Answer : D.) both A and C
PLANETS in the solar system are either terrestrial ones or gasgiant ones. The sun is not a planet. It is a star.
It's a straightforward descriptor. They are gigantic (compared to the terrestrial planets), and aside from a possibly rocky core, their entire makeup is gas at various densities. Saturn even has a lower density than water - if a lake big enough could be found to put Saturn in, it would float.
There are differences in "giant" stars. The main difference is wether or not your talking about stars that are on the main sequence, or still fusing hydrogen to helium. Our Sun is a yellow star that is on the main sequence and it is a relatively small star. The largest main sequence star known is ab…out 150 solar (or sun) masses. It is currently believed that the largest possible stars can be no larger than about 300 solar masses. These stars fuse elements in their core much faster than smaller Sun like stars, and may only live for a few tens of millions of years, where as smaller sun like stars can live for a few tens of billions to trillions of years. Our sun's lifespan is about 10 billion years. ( Full Answer )
The order is: Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus. Added: Actually, in order from the sun............... Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
Jupiter's average distance from sun in km = 778,412,010 Saturn's average distance from sun in km = 1,426,725,400 Uranus' average distance from sun in km = 2,870,972,200 Neptune average distance from sun in km = 4,498,252,900
We can't be sure yet, but probably not. Jupiter, the closest gas giant planet, is 5 AU away from the Sun, and the others are considerably farther away; the Sun is unlikely to become so large as to blow away the atmospheres of these very massive planets.
No. The heat and solar wind are to intense for hydrogen and heliumto gather around a planet.
it is actually a simple answer. they are all huge planets (4 to 5 times earths size) that are completely composed of gas
The Sun is a giant ball of hydrogen that has been lit on fire. This is a really a nuclear reaction that is causing a large release in energy where as the gas giants are more stable gases and are not on fire.
Much Much Much bigger. But the Sun will turn into a Red-Giant in a couple billion years. Your welcome!
The closest gas giant, Jupiter, is about 5 AU from the Sun - that is, 5 times the distance from Sun to Earth. The other gas giants are farther away.
A gas giant is similar in composition to the Sun. The Sun is much bigger than the gas giants and it is a star not a planet, of course.
Yes it is. outer planets are called Gas giants, while inner planets are called Terrestrial planets. Pluto would be the answer, but its so small that its basically not a planet.
Why rocky planets are located in the inner part of the solar system and the gas giants are located further out from the sun?
This is only a guess but it could be that the tidal forces on a large planet close to the Sun would pull it apart. Tidal forces are caused by one side of the planet being closer to the Sun than the other side, so the force of gravity tends to pull it apart. On the Earth that force does not pull it… apart but it causes the tides, and the Moon's gravity contributes also. ( Full Answer )
No, Venus is one of the four rocky inner plants and about the same size as the earth (~ 82% ) though the conditions on Venus are anything but earth like.
A gas giant is a large planet that is not primarily made up of rockor other solid matter. Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus, and Saturn are gasgiants in our Solar System. However, some scientists refer toUranus and Neptune as "ice giants". Planets that over 10 Earthmasses are termed giant planets.
This goes back to the time of the early solar system. For a shortperiod, the sun produced a very powerful solar wind that swept mostof the lighter materials away. As a result, there was not enoughgas left to form gas giants.
Neither. The terms "rocky" and "gas giant" apply to planets. Thssun is a star, not a planet. Stars are similar in composition togas giants.
Why don't gas giants light up the night sky like the sun considering they are made up of the same elements?
Short answer: Jupiter isn't big enough to shine like the Sun. Although the Sun and Jupiter are made of the same stuff (mostly hydrogen and helium) the sun is 1,000 times heavier. Its gravity is so enormous that it compresses and heats the gas at its core to the point that nuclear fusion occurs. I…t "burns" hydrogen into helium, producing an enormous amount of power that heats the entire surface to about 6,000 Kelvin, hot enough to glow yellow-white and illuminate the solar system (and sustain life on Earth). While Jupiter is 318 times heavier than Earth, it would still have to be about 50 times heavier to start fusion in its core. So it's much colder than the sun (the cloud tops are 30 deg C colder than dry ice) and Jupiter shines only by reflected sunlight. . Not enough mass to create enough compression heating to produce the needed temperature and pressure for thermonuclear fusion ignition. ( Full Answer )
No. The sun is a star, not a planet. The moon is a moon. If it hadits own orbit around the sun it would be considered a terrestrialplanet.
You question is backwards - they're gas giants BECAUSE they're far away from the sun, thus when the sun ignited it did NOT blow away almost all of thehydrogen.
How does the distance of the earth from the sun compare to the distance of the gas giant from the sun?
Jupiter is 5 times as far away from the Sun as Earth, Saturn is 10times as far.
Both the sun and the gas giant planets are made primarily ofhydrogen and helium because these elements are the most abundant inthe universe. The nebula that collapsed to form our solar systemwas mostly hydrogen and helium. The vast majority of the materialwent into forming the sun while most of the …rest formed Jupiter andSaturn. Most of the hydrogen and helium in the inner solar systemwas swept outward by the intense solar wind of the young sun,leaving the inner planets made mostly of heavier iron and silicateminerals. ( Full Answer )