Fun Facts about the Stars for Kids
What is a Star? How are stars made? Are stars different colours? How large is the biggest know star? What is a constellation? What are shooting stars? Discover the answers to these interesting questions and learn new fascinating facts about the stars. Our fact files are compiled with pictures, photos and fascinating information that will be useful to kids, students, teachers and schools. Every fun fact page has a funny video about the subject, which provides a unique easy way to teach new facts and help retain knowledge in a cool, fun way. Amaze your friends and teachers by learning new fun facts, subjects include the solar system, planets, asteroids, the sun and the moon. Especially written for kids, our fun facts provide no nonsense, easy to understand, quick information.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Earths nearest star is the Sun? Did you know that most of the stars we see in the sky are the same size as the sun? It's true - because they are so far away the stars appear to be very small. Read our fact file below to discover amazing facts and trivia about the stars and night sky
Picture of the Stars
Fun facts about the stars would not be complete without a picture of our planet! Don't forget to watch the fun facts video, its ideal for kids and children of all ages and great for homework help and school study. Our fact files for kids are full of amazing information on every subject; they are a quick, unique way to learn fun facts together with your kids
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Fact Sheet on the Stars
Fun Facts about the Stars for kids
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The name ‘Star’ is derived from the ancient Greek word 'aster' which means 'a star''
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What is a Star? A Star is big ball of glowing gas that started its life in Nebulae
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A Nebulae is a swirling cloud of dust and gasses, as the Nebulae spins around balls are created, these balls heat up and become stars
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Stars are mainly consist of the gasses hydrogen and helium
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Earths nearest star is the Sun! The Sun measures approximately 1,392,684 km (865,374 mi) in diameter; which is about 109 times greater than the diameter of Earth
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The Sun provides Earth with two forms of energy; heat and light. All living things on Earth need heat and light to survive; without the Sun (Earth's closest star), Earth would perish
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Stars vary in size and color; they can range in size from 450 times smaller to over 1500 times larger than the size of the Sun!
|Fun Fact 8|
The surface temperature of a star can range from 3,000°C to over 50,000°C. The surface temperature of a star will determine its color; the cooler stars are red in color the hotter stars are blue
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The temperature also affects the brightness of a star, the hotter the star the brighter it will be
|Fun Fact 10|
The Sun has a surface temperature of 5,500°C; therefore its colour appears as a yellow glowing ball
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The biggest known star in the Universe a red hyper-giant star; its size is calculated and estimated to measure 1,800 times bigger than the Sun! It is called VY Canis Majoris and was first observed by French astronomer Jérôme Lalande on 7 March 1801
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The most outstanding stars in the sky have been grouped together; the groups are called constellations. There are officially 88 different constellations of stars our hemispheres
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Examples of star constellations; Cassiopeia, Lynx, Orion, Phoenix, Scorpion and the Great Bear
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The biggest and brightest stars have individual names; the names are mostly derived from Arabic and Latin words. There are millions of stars visible to the naked eye, but only a few hundred have been officially named by the International Astronomical Union (IAU)
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Did you know that a shooting star is not a star? It is a meteor. Meteors are made from rock and debris that have fallen from asteroids, as they hit earth's atmosphere they burn become meteors or shooting stars
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