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Solar Flare

Space weather begins on the Sun. Even though the Sun is an enormous plasma ball, it has very distinct layers: the Core, Radiative Zone, the Convective Zone, a surface called the Photosphere, and an atmosphere called the Corona that extends all the way to Earth and beyond.



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Light takes hundreds of thousands of years to get from the fusion core of the Sun to its surface. See if you can do better in our solar maze.