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Why is the Sun’s atmophere hotter than the surface? Parker probe's data likely to find out

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If you ask a child to paint a picture of the sun, you will most likely get a bright yellow circle on a piece of paper. This is actually quite accurate, given that the sun is a ball of hot gas and that its surface (called the photosphere) mostly shines in bright yellow light. The yellow colour is determined by the temperature of the photosphere, which is about 5,500°C. In fact, the sun sometimes looks...

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