The

Sun

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Nothing is more important to us on Earth than the Sun. Without the Sun’s heat and light, the Earth would be a lifeless ball of ice-coated rock. The Sun warms our seas, stirs our atmosphere, generates our weather patterns, and gives energy to the growing green plants that provide the food and oxygen for life on Earth.

For

Humans

The sun also helps our bodies produce vitamin D. Vitamin D regulates calcium and phosphorus within the body and helps maintain proper bone structure. 80-90% of the vitamin D we absorb comes from the sun, because it's a reliable, easy resource.

Helpful as the sun is to us, it's even more helpful to the whole planet. From plants and animals to survival strategies and evolution, the Sun shapes the course of life on Earth.

For

Marine Life

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Coral feeding

Diel-Vertical Migration

Bioluminescence

Many marine animals use light in order to hide and communicate with one another. Also, coral polyps are highly dependent on light

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Terrestrial

Migration

Navigation

Insects Phototaxis

Basking

Some animals can navigate using celestial cues from the positioning of the sun. Also, the sun helps the metabolism of multiple species to carry out life processes.

We have long recognized the importance of the Sun and watched it closely. Primitive people worshiped the Sun and were afraid when it would disappear during an eclipse. Since the early seventeenth century, scientists have studied it with telescopes, analyzing the light and heat that manage to penetrate our absorbing, turbulent atmosphere. Finally, we have launched solar instruments and ourselves-into space to view the Sun and its awesome eruptions in every aspect.

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