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Sun: 3D Cutaway Model

Part of Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Hall of the Universe.


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The Sun’s visible surface, called the photosphere, radiates at about 5,500 degrees Celsius. Below it lies a turbulent region that extends a third of the way down, where the temperature reaches two million degrees. This outer region contains two-thirds of the Su