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What is the sun's chemical makeup?

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02/09/2011

The sun consists of 71 % Hydrogen, 27 % Helium, 1 % Oxygen and the last percent is made of Carbon, Nitrogen, Silicon, Magnesium, Neon, Iron and Sulfur.
74% hydrogen, 24% helium and 2% of other things, roughly. But to be more precise:

The sun consists of 71 % Hydrogen, 27 % Helium, 1 % Oxygen and the last percent is made of Carbon, Nitrogen, Silicon, Magnesium, Neon, Iron and Sulfur.