Nearby Star Has Strange Cool Layer Like the Sun


  The atmosphere of the sun has a strange cool spot amid its many layers. The outer atmosphere is super-heated to millions of degrees, while the surface is about 6,000 degrees Celsius. Sandwiched in between is a 4,000-degree C layer. Astronomers have found a similar cool layer in the atmosphere of the nearby star Alpha Centauri A.

Nearby Star Has Strange Cool Layer Like the Sun

The atmosphere of the sun has a strange cool spot amid its many layers. The outer atmosphere is super-heated to millions of degrees, while the surface is about 6,000 degrees Celsius. Sandwiched in between is a 4,000-degree C layer. Astronomers have found a similar cool layer in the atmosphere of the nearby star Alpha Centauri A.