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     challenging words:    interior, credit, convection, extremely, mass, zone, layer, outward, photo, atmosphere, core, several, waves, glow, surface, radio
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Layers of the Sun
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Photo credit: NASA The sun's interior layers
 
2     Our sun is a star. Like all stars, it is a mass of very hot gases. The sun has no solid surface. There are several different layers of the sun. Each layer blends into the next, like the layers of Earth's atmosphere. The core is the center of the sun. It is extremely hot and dense. Most of the sun's mass is in its core, and almost all of the sun's energy is created there. The radiation zone is the second layer outward. The next layer is the convection zone. The next layer is called the photosphere. This is the sun's surface. Above the photosphere are the chromosphere and the corona. They are the layers of the sun's atmosphere. .....
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