• Released Thursday, May 22, 2014
  • Updated Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 12:35PM
  • ID: 11537

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Explore how light travels through the layers of the sun.

This animation shows light from inside the sun streaming up through its many layers.

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The sun is composed of the five different layers seen in this image.

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A region of subsurface flow separates the core from the sun's outer shell, the photosphere.

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The chromosphere and corona make up the sun's lower and upper atmosphere, respectively.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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