• Question: What gases and other substances is the sun made from?

    Asked by woooody to Cathal, Daphne, Darren, Jon, Katherine on 12 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by jackalex.
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      Katherine Haxton answered on 12 Mar 2012:

      The sun is made mainly of hydrogen (around 90%) then heavier chemical elements such as helium, carbon, oxygen, nitrogen and tiny quantities of things like iron. Most elements are made in suns when atoms get fused together to make heavier atoms.