PISCES Robotic International Space Mining Competition
STEM Aerospace Research Scholars
Research Investigating Dust Explusion Removal Systems
QUESTION: How big and hot is our Sun?
About one million Earths could fit inside the Sun! The Sun’s surface area is 11,990 times that of Earth.
And the Sun is hot, hot, hot! The exact temperature varies, however, depending on which part of the Sun you are looking at.
The Sun’s inner core can reach up to 27 million degrees Fahrenheit! The uppermost layer inside the sun is about 3.5 million degrees Fahrenheit and different layers of the Sun’s atmosphere can reach up to 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The corona, the aura made of plasma around the Sun, can be very hot reaching about 3.5 million degrees Fahrenheit at times.
Nā Hiku: The Big Dipper
The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems, or PISCES, is a Hawaii State Government Aerospace Agency located in beautiful Hilo, Hawaii.
The Center is part of the State Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT) and conducts environmentally safe tests on Hawaii’s volcanic terrain to validate advanced space technologies under the jurisdiction of the Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR).