THE SUN

By: Olivea M.

Layers

Inner Core: Nuclear fusion occurs creating energy

Corona: The uppermost layer of the atmosphere - millions of miles thick

Photosphere: The lower atmosphere and what we see here on Earth

Convection Zone: Area where convection currents constantly circulate heat

Radiation Zone: This is where energy is transmitted through radiation

Chromosphere: Orange-red layer of atmosphere, thousands of miles thick

The Details

  • The largest object in the solar system
  • 109 times the diameter of the Earth
  • About 1,000,000 Earths could fit inside the Sun
  • The visible part of the sun is about 10,000°F
  • Temperatures in the core reach more than 27,000,000°F
  • The sun is one of more than 100 billion stars in the Milky Way
  • The sun was born about 4.6 billion years ago

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