Homily by Associate Pastor Chris Tiews, 10/17/2010
It is located at the center of the Solar System and has a diameter of approximately 865,000 miles.
You could fit about 109 Earths into it.
Even though it is ninety-three million miles away from planet Earth, due to its fierce temperature of 9,700 degrees Fahrenheit, any spacecraft trying to approach it would need special heat shields to keep from burning up.
Anyone staring at it with unprotected eyes for even a short period of time would go blind.
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