What's at the center of our Solar System? The Sun! Planets, moons, and other bodies in our Solar System orbit the Sun. The Sun is a star, which is a body of hot gases that gives off energy. The Sun gives light and heat to our planet, plays an important part in food chains, and powers the water cycle. Did you know that people have been studying the Sun for thousands of years? Ancient people built temples and monuments to honor the Sun and track its path.

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