Stellar Profile: Sun

Can you name the facts about the Sun?

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Greek name
A) Ra B) Zeus C) Surya D) Helios
A) Stellar B) Solar C) Sunan D) Sunian
Distance from Earth at light speed
A) 8 min 19 s B) 10 min 54 s C) 12 min 2 s D) 26 min 41 s
Spectral class
A) Blue hypergiant B) Yellow dwarf C) Orange dwarf D) Red giant
Year of first flyby by a probe
A) 1959 B) 1960 C) 1964 D) 1987
Closest ever man-made object to the Sun
A) Pioneer-E B) Ulysses C) Parker Solar Probe D) Helios 2
Approximate mass ratio compared to Earth
A) 3 B) 3,000 C) 33,000 D) 333,000
Number of naturally orbiting planets
A) 7 B) 8 C) 9 D) 10
A) 2.1 Billion Years B) 3.1 Billion Years C) 3.6 Billion Years D) 4.6 Billion Years
Composed primarily of
A) Oxygen B) Helium C) Iron D) Hydrogen
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