#7 The Sun

| November 8, 2010 | 4 Comments

Designation: Yellow Star
Stellar Classification: G2V
Distance from Earth: 1.496×10^8 km (8 minutes, 19 seconds at light speed)
Equatorial Circumference: 6.955×10^5 km
Surface Area: 6.087 7×10^12 km^2
Volume: 1.412×10^18 km^3
Mass: 1.989 1×10^30 kg

Core Density: 1.5×10^5 kg/m^3

Core Temperature: ~15.7×10^6 K
Surface Temperature: 5,778 K (5500° F)
Corona Temperature: ~5×106 K
Luminosity: 3.846 x 10^26 Watt

Coronal Mass Ejection Average Mass: 1.6 x 10^12 kg
Coronal Mass Ejection Average Velocity: 20km/s – 3200km/s
Current Coronal Cycle as of today’s date (05/05/1987): Low, trending upward

Hydrogen: 73.45%
Helium: 24.85%
Oxygen: 0.77%
Carbon: 0.29%
Iron: 0.16%
Sulfur: 0.12%
Neon: 0.11%
Nitrogen: 0.08%
Silicon: 0.07%
Magnesium: 0.05%
Unknown Elements: 0.03%

The Sun. Our Sun. The largest, heaviest, hottest and brightest natural object in our solar system. It has been Dr. Henric Hannes PhD’s obsession since he was a young boy in Portsburg. Our Sun propels approximately 389 billion million gigawatts of energy into space. Comparatively, the earth’s total global energy consumption is just a few thousand gigawatts. The majority of that is highly polluting fossil fuels.  Dr. Hannes theorizes that if we could capture even a fraction of that power and convert it to usable energy here on the ground…we would never have to worry about power again (or…at least for the next 4 billion years or so).

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Artist, Dad and Husband. I'm a workaholic, a twitaholic, a cartoonaholic...which leave very little time to be an alcoholic I suppose. Also not on that list...sleep. My days are spent working as a graphic designer for the University of Nebraska Medical Center. My evening, nights and early morning are spent flatting. I recently started dabbling into sketch cards and there is a webcomic in my head that's trying to get out.

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  1. Jande Rowe says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Dr. Henric Hannes is now my #1 hero! :`) And we haven’t met yet.. hmm… yet?

  2. Eric White says:

    Thanks!!! I’m really happy with how it turned out. Bright and shiny but still retaining that cartoony look that I want.

    Oh..and…Meet Dr. Hannes: http://www.30characters.com/2010/11/01/01_ericwhite/

  3. Bob Learned says:

    This officially goes into my file with God, Hercules, and Quetzalcoatl posts… Good drawings but in no way original characters or ideas.

  4. Eric White says:

    Thanks for the kind words Bob. Of course you’re right about it not being an original idea or character (much smarter people than me had the idea for a sun) but it plays an important part in my story so I thought I would showcase it here on one of the days. I originally thought that, because it’s not truly a character, that I wouldn’t…but the more I thought about it…the more I wanted to. Then I started working on the actual image and I figured I might as well.

    I appreciate you taking a look at it though. Thanks!


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