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The Sun is comprised of six layers. Starting with the interior and progressing to the exterior, you will find the core, the radiation layer, the convection layer, the photosphere, the chromosphere, and the corona. All of the energy for the sun is created within the core. Through the sheer force of immense gravity, two hydrogen atoms are forced together in a nuclear fusion reaction. This reaction is the sole source of the Sun’s power. Through a series of steps, the two hydrogen atoms are fused into a helium-4 atom. Since the helium-4 atom is less massive than the two hydrogen atoms, the resulting difference in mass is converted into energy (Freudenrich,
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Larsen 2 n.d.). The core extends from the center of the Sun to approximately .25 solar radii (Freudenrich, n.d.). One solar radius is equivalent to roughly 696,000 kilometers; the core extends out from the center to almost 174,000 kilometers. As previously stated, the Sun’s energy process takes place within the core in the form of nuclear fusion reactions. The core of the sun reaches temperatures close to 14,000,000 Kelvin (K) (“Sun”, 2008). Composed entirely of
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