Why Does the Sun Shine?

by: They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants – Why Does the Sun Shine? (The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas)

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The sun is mass of incandescent gas
A gigantic nuclear furnace
Where hydrogen is built into helium
At a temperature of millions of degrees

Yo-ho, it’s hot
The sun is not a place where we could live
But here on earth
There’d be no life without the light it gives

We need its light
We need its heat, we need its energy
Without the sun
Without a doubt there’d be no you and me

The sun is mass of incandescent gas
A gigantic nuclear furnace
Where hydrogen is built into helium
At a temperature of millions of degrees

The sun is hot
The sun is so hot that everything on it is a gas
Copper, iron, aluminum
And the surface of the sun are all gas

The sun is large
If the sun is so large a million earths could fit inside

And yet the sun’s just a middle-sized star

The sun is far away
It’s about ninety three million miles away
And that’s why it looks so small
But even when its out of sight
It shines both night and day

The sun gives light, the sun gives heat
The sunlight that we see
The sunlight comes from our own sun’s
Atomic energy

Scientists have found that the sun
Is a huge atom-crushing machine
The heat and light of the sun
Are caused by the nuclear reactions
Between Hydrogen, Carbon, Nitrogen and Helium

The sun is mass of incandescent gas
A gigantic nuclear furnace
Where hydrogen is built into helium
At a temperature of millions of degrees

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