The Sun is the star at the center of the planetary system known as the Solar System. The star's gravity makes the eight planets and other solar objects orbit the star. It also is the main source of light and energy for life on Earth. But Solar Flares can also create power outages on Earth, and it wiil eventually die in 5 billion years, eating up Mercury, Venus, and most likely Earth. The Sun's surface tempature is nearly ten thousand degrees Fahrenheit.