We know that the sun is hot.  Very hot! But, how do scientists' determine the temperature of a star? Follow all the links ahead and you will learn the answer.

Start your investigation here! 

The Sun at Many wavelengths  

These images of the Sun were taken from three sources,
the joint ISAS/NASA spacecraft Yohkoh, the National Solar Observatory at 
Sacramento Peak in Sunspot, New Mexico, and from SOHO's
EIT (Extreme-Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope) and are courtesy of the
EIT Consortium. Thanks to the National Space Science Data Center

 

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This page last updated 06/25/02