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What is the inside of the sun made of?


Question asked by: knowitall

Interesting question.

Given its massive importance we both know a lot and not much about our own sun the most familiar object in our lives, perhaps, since birth.

We know that the sun is a boiling mass of hydrogen, where fusion occurs and gives out huge amounts of energy in the process.

It is a truly massive body with massive density too that caused the star to light the gas in the first place of which it is constituted.

The nuclear reactions take place in the core, and there is also the radiative zone and the convective zone around it.

Temperatures reach in the millions of kelvin - up to around 15 million kelvin at core - a quite staggering tempearture!

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