The Sun - Basic information
Soho and current images of the sun
1859 Carrington Event
Parts of the Sun
Corona - The sun's atmosphere. Visible during a total solar eclipse, the corona is hotter than the surface with a temperature of 500,000 K.
Photosphere - This is the visible surface of the sun. It is not a solid surface, the sun is gaseous from its corona down to its center. The average temperature is 6000 K with sunspots being a little cooler.
Core - This is where nuclear fusion occurs and the sun produces most of its energy. The core is 150 times more dense than water and has a temperature of 16 million degrees.
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