The Sun

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The Sun

The Sun

LAYERS:CoronaPhotosphereChromosphereConvective ZoneReadiative ZoneCore

Composition:94 % Hydrogen5.9 % Helium0.1% other elements

Other Names:Sol, Helios

-The Sun is 870,000 miles in diameter-More than a million Earths could fit inside the Sun!!!

Solar Activity

- Sun spots are areas of intense magnetic activity- Solar flares are large explosion in the Sun’s atmosphere- CMEs are massivebursts of solar wind

- The Sun is a type of star called a yellow dwarf-The temperature on the Sun averages about 11,000 degrees due to constant nuclear fusion reactions


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