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April 22, 2014
Science Trivia: the Fake Sun

Ask your child, "Is the sun you're seeing in the sky the real sun?" Your kid will say, "Of course!" The actual answer is no! The light from the sun takes eight minutes to reach the Earth, so technically, the sun we see in the sky is not the actual sun in real time. We're getting a picture of the sun on an eight-minute delay.

 
 

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