Is the sun a gas giant?

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no its a star if it was a gas giant it would be a planet
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Is the sun gas?

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,

What are gas giants?

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)

What is a gas giant?

A gas giant is a large planet that is made up mostly of gaseous and liquid substances , with little or no solid surface.

How is the sun different from a giant star?

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 )

Why will the sun become a red giant?

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.

Why are gas giants called giants?

They are called gas giants because they are all very large. Some more than five times the size of earth

Why do gas giants take so long to orbit the sun?

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.

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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 ( Full Answer )

Would it be possible for a gas giant to form close to the Sun?

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 ( Full Answer )

Why is the sun a gas?

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 ( Full Answer )

How are the sun and gas giants similar?

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.

Why do the sun and the gas giant planets have similar composition?

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.

Why does the sun have gas?

The sun is mad primarily of hydrogen and helium as those are themost abundant elements.

Does the sun have gas on it?

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

Why do the gas giants have gas?

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.

Is Neptune a gas giant or a ice giant?

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.

Why are gas giants called gas giants?

Gas giants are called such because they are much larger than terrestrial planets and are composes largely of hydrogen and helium.

How does the gas get into the sun?

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 ( Full Answer )

Is the sun terrestrial or gas giant?

PLANETS in the solar system are either terrestrial ones or gasgiant ones. The sun is not a planet. It is a star.

How are Gas Giants known as the Gas Giants?

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.

How the sun is different from a giant star?

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 ( Full Answer )

How far are gas giants from the sun?

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

Is neptune the gas giant furthest from the sun?

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 ( Full Answer )

Is venus a gas giant or ice giant?

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.

What a gas giant?

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.

Is the sun rocky or a gas giant?

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 ( Full Answer )

Is the sun and the moon a gas giant?

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.

Why are the gas giants so far from the sun?

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.

Why do the sun and gas giant planets have similar compositions?

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 ( Full Answer )