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What is the point to the sun?

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July 22, 2008 1:24PM

There isn't really a point to the Sun, it just formed on its own, from an enormous cloud of gases which collected and compressed under its own gravity (the remainder of this cloud formed the planets, comets, and even all life on Earth). Without the Sun, however, life would be impossible, as the plants would not capture any energy from the Sun. This energy, once absorbed by plants, is used by animals that consume the plants, and animals that consume those animals, and ultimately all life on Earth, including humans. Also, the Sun heats the Earth and drives the weather. Without the Sun, Earth would be a very different place.