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The Composition of the Sun

A girl asks a question about the sun

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Informal Education, Students
Grade Levels: 5-8
Year: 2002
Subjects: Space Science

This NASA video segment explains how the sun's energy is produced. Viewers learn that nuclear fusion occurring in the sun's core gives off energy that takes 100,000 years to travel to the sun's surface.

The Composition of the Sun
Duration: 1 minute 28 seconds
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Other video learning clips in this series:
Understanding Sunspots and Solar Flares
The Scientific Importance of Studying Solar Flares
Hands-on Solar Flare Activity

Page Last Updated: December 15th, 2014
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