Heat from Sun

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Arjun Sharma 1D
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Heat from Sun

Postby Arjun Sharma 1D » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:37 am

I think I have an idea but just out of curiosity: how does the Sun transfer heat to the Earth?

Kailey Brodeur 1J
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Re: Heat from Sun

Postby Kailey Brodeur 1J » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:19 am

I don't really know the answer to this question either. But after doing some research, the hydrogen in the sun is converted into helium through millions of reactions, producing heat as a byproduct. This heat is then given off to the atmosphere (some of which reaches the Earth) through thermal radiation.

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