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Q: Composition of the sun ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Composition of the sun
Category: Science > Astronomy
Asked by: pericles-ga
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Posted: 02 Jul 2003 09:45 PDT
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Question ID: 224308
What percentage of the sun is composed of gold?
Subject: Re: Composition of the sun
Answered By: scriptor-ga on 02 Jul 2003 10:47 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear pericles,

Since our knowledge of the Sun's chemical composition is, so far,
based upon the interpretation of spectral analysis, the results are
only estimates. Nevertheless, the general picture of what elements
make the sun in what percentages is relatively reliable.

Two elements alone make up almost 99% of the Sun's mass: Hydrogen (ca.
74%) and Helium (ca. 25%). The small rest is composed from shares of
numerous elements, such as Iron, Titanium, Oxygen, and also Gold.

The percentage of Gold ist, compared to the Sun's total mass, tiny: 5
x 10 -10 percent. (with the "-10" being the potence factor of 10).


Thinkquest Library: Elements of the Sun, by Elizabeth Beckett, Holly
Bernitt, and Vishwa Chandra

WNCC College: Our Star - The Sun

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Hope this answers your question!
Best regards,
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