The Sun

April 2007
Energy (9781405318730);2007, p30
Book Chapter
Information on the Sun from a section of the book "Energy" is presented. It notes that the Sun produces energy like a giant celestial power station. It also notes that energy made in the core travels through the radiative zone of the Sun by radiation, while the rest of its journey is through convection. It cites hydrogen and helium as two main gas components of the Sun. It is estimated that the Sun's core generates energy as much as 100 billion nuclear explosions per second. Particular focus is given to the ultraviolet light of the Sun's energy.


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