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    Default Question about Our Sun

    Why is the sun's surface temperature around 10,000 F while the sun's corona is around 12,000,000 F?
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    Huh, I was watching a show yesterday, Science Britannica, that asked the very same question at one point. Nobody knows for sure yet. Have a look at this:

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0204094608.htm

    It is believed that the cause of the increased temperature is due to magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) waves that distribute the energy generated below the star's surface to the outer layers of the Sun's atmosphere.

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    Space tornadoes!

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