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The sun is a star, a hot ball of glowing gases at the heart of our solar system. Its influence extends far beyond the orbits of distant Neptune and Pluto. Without the sun's intense energy and heat, there would be no life on Earth. And though it is special to us, there are billions of stars like our sun scattered across the Milky Way galaxy.

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bar

= 0.987 atmosphere = 1.02 kg/cm^2 = 100 kilopascal = 14.5 lbs/square inch.

billion

1,000,000,000

biodiversity

The variety and variability among living organisms and the ecological complexes in which they occur.

bolide

a very bright meteor (or fireball) that produces a sonic boom.

bright terrain

A type of surface on Ganymede which is lighter than other regions on this moon which is often associated with grooves (see also dark terrain).

 
Can't find it? Don't understand it? Ask us.
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bar

= 0.987 atmosphere = 1.02 kg/cm^2 = 100 kilopascal = 14.5 lbs/square inch.

billion

1,000,000,000

biodiversity

The variety and variability among living organisms and the ecological complexes in which they occur.

bolide

a very bright meteor (or fireball) that produces a sonic boom.

bright terrain

A type of surface on Ganymede which is lighter than other regions on this moon which is often associated with grooves (see also dark terrain).