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SOHO: The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory

features an uninterrupted view of the sun. Learn about some of the sun's most perplexing riddles: the origin of the solar wind, the sun's extensive outer atmosphere, and the stream of highly ionized gas that blows continuously outward throughout our solar system. Find lesson plans, never-before-seen photos of the sun, and answers to common questions. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

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Interesting Fact:

The sun can be divided into six layers. From the center out, those layers are: the solar interior composed of the core, the radiative zone, the convective zone, the visible surface known as the photosphere, the chromosphere, and finally the outermost layer, the corona.
Composite image of 10 years worth of images from SOHO

Uninterrupted view of the sun


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