Why is the sun’s core cooler than its crust?

March 7th, 2008 - 10:54 am ICT by admin  

Washington, March 7 (IANS) Why is our sun’s outer crust some 200-300 times hotter than its core? One lot of astrophysicists claimed to have the answer last year. But now another group says the first lot got it all wrong, leaving the paradox unexplained. The sun’s core is about 6,000 degrees Celsius, but its outer layer, the corona, is far hotter. It’s a phenomenon that influences solar weather forecasting and the theory behind fusion reactors.

Last year American scientists said they had solved the mystery with research showing how high-energy Alfv

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