Nature - Robert Downie
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Ball of Fire

Smokey sunset, Wollombi Valley, New South Wales, Australia. Our friend Helios has a diameter about 109 times that of Earth, and it a mass about 330,000 times that of Earth, accounting for about 99.86% of the total mass of the solar system. With a surface temperature of approximately 5,778 K (5,505 °C, 9,941 °F) it keeps us warm despite being a distance of 1.496x10^8 km, or 8 min 19 s at light speed, away .