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Our sun the focal point of our solar system and the largest star that we depend greatly on for our survival is known as the Sun It is immense when compared to other planets within the solar system and approximately one hundred times larger than the planet earth Little is known about the suns interior composition due to its extreme temperature and immense light reflecting capability As we learn more about the sun we find that there are many elements that make up the sun are also found here on earth Certain gases natural elements and other substances also inhabit the sun linking it to our solar system making it part of the planetary family More importantly it coincides with the theory that our universe was created as one Internal Components of the Sun There are several ways in which scientists learn about the interior of the sun Due to the nature of the sun it is impossible to send a rover for example to its surface to check it out Up until the advanced use of computers scientists could only estimate about the internal structure of our sun its internal temperatures and pressures Now using the laws of physics combined with detailed computers we can now construct highly detailed models of the sun in order to better understand what is going on under the surface Like earth the sun contains helium as well as several other elements Composed mostly of hydrogen and helium the sun is a huge ball of gases The makeup of the star itself is delicately balanced between the weight of the gases and the pressure from within the core holding everything together These balance points within the sun are called hydrostatic equilibrium The sun is made up of three layers The first of these three layers is called the photosphere This layer is where we can see solar flares sun spots and granulation According to wwwjmastemuedu this area is
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