Looking Inside the Sun

The Sun is our nearest star. It is a huge, luminous ball of gas like all the other stars. It consists mostly of hydrogen, and helium with tiny amounts of other elements. The Corona is the outer shell of the Sun’s atmosphere. It is extremely hot with temperatures reaching up to 2 million degrees. In the radiation zone, the energy is transported outwards by radiation. It covers about 70% of the Sun’s diameter.

The Sun

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