Anatomy of the Sun

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Have you ever wondered what makes up the sun? Is it solid? Is it a liquid? Is it a gas? With a diameter of more than 100 times that of the Earth and a surface temperature of five thousand degrees Celcius, one can safely conclude that the sun is very big and very hot. Discover more about this wonderful star as some common questions are answered in this documentary.

It might look like a solid object, but the Sun is very different from Earth. In fact, Chemically speaking, the most important component of the Sun is hydrogen, it’s also made up for many other substances including helium and oxygen and 65 other elements.

The Sun is made up of six layers or regions. Each layer has its own set of physical and behavioral properties. The core is the innermost layer and by far the hottest part of the Sun. It’s known as the nuclear reactor because its temperatures reach 15 million degrees Celsius. The energy produced in the core is radiated through the radiative zone, but it takes a very long time for this to happen.

The sun is actually a “soup” of charged particles called plasma, which makes it even more complex to study because of their properties..