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How can the corona be much hotter than the surface of the sun?


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Dear Cindy,

This is a very good question. The answer is that the corona is very much thinner than the rest of he Sun. There are hardly any molecules in it! So it is easy for it to heat up to millions of degrees, while heating up your own room, with squillions of molecules about, is much harder.

Sincerely

David H,. Levy



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