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Photosphere is to the sun, as surface is to (what)?

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mcclarron | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 29, 2012 at 3:17 PM via web

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Photosphere is to the sun, as surface is to (what)?

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jlhouze | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted December 12, 2012 at 1:21 AM (Answer #1)

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The photosphere is the portion of the sun we can see from Earth. Although the sun is a star made entirely of gas, the photosphere can be thought of as the "surface" of the sun. 

In answer to your question, I would say photosphere is to the sun as surface is to Earth (or other terrestrial planet). 

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