Peeling back the sun

Clare Parnell*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Observations show that the Sun is not simply a ball of hot plasma but contains several discrete layers: the interior where the energy is generated is covered by the photosphere, the chromosphere and finally the corona. This article describes a photon’s journey to the outside and links features such as prominences and sunspots to the regions in which they occur.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-112
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999


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