Parts of the sun

jacxb's version from 2016-04-06 20:13


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CoronaAn aura of plasma that surrounds the sun and other celestial bodies.
PhotosphereThe luminous envelope of a star from which its light and heat radiate.
Convection ZoneA region of turbulent plasma between a star's core and its visible photosphere at the surface, through which energy is transferred
Radiative ZoneThe layer of a star's interior where energy is primarily transported toward the exterior
CoreHottest part of the sun
Chromospherean irregular layer above the photosphere where the temperature rises from 6000°C to about 20,000°C. At these higher temperatures hydrogen emits light that gives off a reddish color
Solar flaresa brief eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface
Sunspotstemporary phenomena on the photosphere of the Sun that appear visibly as dark spots compared to surrounding regions

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