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13.2: Interior of the Sun

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convection zone Layer of the Sun that surrounds the radiative zone where energy moves as flowing cells of gas.
core Extremely hot center of the Sun where nuclear fusion takes place.
photon Light particle.
plasma High energy, high temperature form of matter; electrons are removed from atoms, leaving each atom with a positive electrical charge.
radiative zone Layer of the Sun immediately surrounding the core; energy moves atom to atom.

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