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Unformatted text preview: The neighborhood where we live The Sun is the center of our solar system  The word solar means of the sun  Our sun is a medium-sized star  Our sun is medium-hot, and yellow The sun has layers The middle is called the core it is 27,000,000 degrees! The outer layer is the chromosphere The layer under the chromosphere is the photosphere, where light and other forms of energy are released Under the photosphere is the convective zone where heat is released The layer above the core is the radiative zone The sun is made up of gasses The most abundant gas is Hydrogen Hydrogen is undergoing fusion to make Helium, which releases a huge amount of energy Forms of energy released include light, heat, and various rays, like X rays and gamma rays, which are forms of radiation The inner four planets are formed mostly of rock...
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course AST 1002 taught by Professor Dr.haywoodsmith,jr during the Spring '07 term at University of Florida.

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