Friday, 13 May 2016

The Sun is Necessary Essay

To many people, the Sun is a light source. It separates day and night, indicates sunrises and sunsets. However, the Sun is more important than we think. Not only does it give us light, it is why we are alive today. Earth is comfortably situated in what astronomers call the “Goldilocks Zone”. It is an imaginary region where life is able to form, where it is perfect for life. We are the only known planet that can sustain life, and that in itself is amazing. The light rays from the Sun, due to their wavelength and frequency, are absorbed by plants and converted into chemical energy through the process of photosynthesis. This is how plants make food. Animals come along and eat the plants as food, which helps them grow. This is how all of life is sustained by the Sun. 

Imagine if the Sun disappeared for just 30 seconds. Due to the absence of its gravity that holds the Solar System together, all of the planets would spiral out of control and collide. Moreover,  they would all freeze over. On Earth, everyone would freeze to death due to the lack of heat. The plants do not receive sunlight or heat, and they would freeze. All of life would not survive.

In conclusion, the Sun is vital to all life on Earth. It is the one thing that holds everyone here from death, and the one thing that indirectly provides us with air we breathe and the food we eat.

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