Age of the Sun revealed; here is how old it is (Pixabay)

The Sun you see shining so powerfully daily is 4.6 billion years old. And, in case you were wondering, all the planets in the solar system itself are believed to have formed within the next 100-million years. (Pixabay)

At the moment, several NASA spacecraft are investigating the Sun including Parker Solar Probe, STEREO, Solar Orbiter, SOHO, Solar Dynamics Observatory, Hinode, IRIS, and Wind. (Pixabay)

Now, how to find the age of the Sun? To know the age of the Sun we first need to know the oldest object in the Solar System that it dominates. (NASA)

Along with the Sun there are countless otyher objects that formed, such as asteroids, meteors, and planetesimals, which have remained unchanged for billions of years. It is these ojects that help scientists to determine the age of the Sun.  In fact, NASA says, Even Moon rocks work well for this. When astronauts brought them back for scientists to study them, they were able to find out how old they are .(Pixabay)

The Sun had an explosive start. A supernova explosion would have probably led to the formation of our solar system, and the energy released from the explosion likely ignited the formation of the sun. (NASA)

If it was born it has to die too. Now every object has a life span, so does the Sun. Yes, the Sun would die one day but we would not be alive to see that as it is still billions of years away. (NASA)

After knowing about the amount of fuel the sun has and the rate at which it uses that fuel, astronomers estimate that the sun will continue fusing hydrogen in its core for at least another 4- to 5-billion years. (NASA)

When the Sun exhausts its fuel, it will gradually evolve into a red giant, eventually blowing off its outer layers and will turn into white draft. (NASA)

The Sun is the only star in our solar system. It is the center of our solar system, and its gravity holds the solar system together. (NASA)

The Sun is about 93 million miles (150 million kilometers) from Earth, and without its energy, life as we know it could not exist here on our home planet. (NASA)

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