Scientists have predicted that the Sun will blow up in about 5 billion years! Our Sun is very very small compared to other stars which are huge. The sun is a very big thing in our lives but it may not seem like it.
How Did It Get There? This picture above is of a nebular which was formed from a supernova which formally came from a star that has died. Our Sun was made from a nebular and was formed from disks of dust and gases. Eventually our star the sun will die and form a supernova.
What Does It Do? The Sun is our solar systems light source, it gives all the orbiting planets light. It also gives all these planets heat so that they can keep living things warm, this includes fauna and flora. Sadly Earth is the only planet that has living things on it (that we know of).