And now she wants to make money from it.
Fortynine-year-old Angeles Duran, a resident of Vigo in Spain's northwestern region of Galicia, applied for ownership of the Sun after she learnt that similar claims had been made by a US national on the Moon, Mars and Venus, the 'Daily Telegraph' reported.
The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 prevents any government from staking claim over celestial bodies, but it doesn't extend to private individuals and she was backed by her notary after consulting legal institutions in the country.
Duran was issued with a document that declares she is "the owner of the Sun, a star of spectral type G2, located in the centre of the solar system, at an average distance from Earth of around 149,600,000 kilometres".
Duran said that she planed to make huge money from her property(sun) and wants to charge those who derive a benefit it.
According to her plan, half of the proceeds will go to the government, 20 percent to the country's pension fund, 10 percent to help end world hunger and 10 percent on research. The last 10 percent of the earnings from the Sun will be kept for herself.
- IANS Inputs