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Question:
How did astronomers measure the temperature of the sun to get approximately 14 million degree Celsius in the core, and 6000 degree Celsius on the surface?


Replies:
Dear Ali,

Generally, if we know the mass of the Sun and its radius, we can then use physics to calculate what these temperatures should be. Bolometric methods also can work.

Sincerely

David H. Levy



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