Is the sun a planet or something else?
the sun is a star
It is not large enough and does not orbit the Sun, it orbits Earth. A planet orbits around the sun. A moon orbits around a planet. "To be classified as a planet, an object has to go around the Sun, and if it also goes around something else, it must be significantly larger than that secondary object. When, as in the case of the Moon, the other object (the Earth) is much larger, the object…
Well, the gravity of the sun pulles the planets in. But you would probably think that the planets woukd just hit the sun. That is not true becuae the gravity of the planet keeps it away from the sun. But it can't leave the sun's gravitational pull, so it stays in orbit. If a planet or something else gets too close, it is ripped apart.