As we start 2014, most of the country is freezing its collective behind off. Therefore, to counteract the cold let's look at the sun (not literally of course). The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has a series of pages devoted to the planets of the solar system, including the sun:
we can learn fascinating facts such as the sun "makes up 99.8% of the
mass of the entire solar system" and its core temperature is "about 15
million degrees Celsius (27 million degrees Fahrenheit)." There's even a
nice gallery of solar images. If you hold your fingers near enough to
your computer monitor you can almost feel the warmth.