The Sun Might Be Bigger Than We Thought
on 27 July 2017
Perhaps surprisingly, we don't know the sun's size—at least, not as accurately as we know the Earth or the moon. When working with Google Maps (to measure the sun's shadow) and his own models, Xavier Jubier realized something was off with the measurements, "For me, something was wrong somewhere, but that's all I could say," Jubier tells Space.com. Apparently this year's solar eclipse will help get a more accurate reading, and it's believed that the sun might actually be bigger than we thought. Read more at Space.com.