What's our Sun like on the inside?

Image of the Sun's LayersAstronomers describe different "layers" of our Sun based on what can be seen when looking at different colors (wavelengths) of light. The layers we can most easily see are the photosphere, chromosphere, and the corona.

Try a clickable JAVA
Imagemap of our Sun

(big and slow,
and requires Netscape 3.0+

View a non-JAVA map of our
Sun, like the one above
(42 kbytes)

Movie Icon View a movie showing
each layer of our Sun
(126 kbytes)

More info:

At the end of this tour why not check out some links to more technical descriptions of the different layers of the Sun?

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Image Credit:
Lockheed Martin Palo Alto Research Laboratory