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The convection zone of the Sun
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The Convection Zone

The convection zone is farther away from the core than the the radiative zone. At this point turbulent convective motions occur, similar to a pot of boiling water. The overturning (bubbling) motions inside the Sun are responsible for the granulation pattern seen on the Sun's surface.

Last modified January 5, 2005 by Travis Metcalfe.

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