Information About the Sun!!

By: Tiffany Graham

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The protons and electrons remain in the core and drive the reactions, which fuel the Sun. (Image) (Information)

Radiative Zone

The temperature is a little cooler than the core and as a result some atoms are able to remain intact. (Image) (Information)

Convective Zone

The zone is made out of plasma. The plasma is mainly made up of hydrogen, helium and small quantities of carbon, nitrogen and oxygen. (Image) (Information)


Photosphere is the visible glowing surface of the sun and it has a darker edge because the temperature in the sun’s photosphere decreases outward. (Image) (Information)


Chromosphere is the second, gaseous, outer layer of the sun and it is about 300 miles thick. Chromosphere is also made mostly of Hydrogen and some Helium gas in the form of plasma. (Image) (Information)


The Corona is the Sun's outer atmosphere and it displays a variety of features like streamers, plumes, and loops. (Image) (Information)


Sunspots are dark spots on the sun where there is a lower temperature than the other parts of the photosphere. They occur in places where the magnetic field in the photosphere is many times stronger than average. (Image)


Prominence is the large eruptions of luminous hydrogen gas that rise thousands of kilometers above the chromosphere. (Image) (Information)


A flare occurs when magnetic energy that has built up in the solar atmosphere is suddenly released. (Image) (Information)


Aurora is the result of charged particles colliding, which then creates bright lights in the sky. (Image) (Information)