Astronomy Answers: From the Astronomical Dictionary

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the core

core, plural cores

The core of the Sun is the centermost part of the Sun, where all the Sun's energy is produced by nuclear processes. It has a radius of about 86,000 miles (140,000 km). It contains about 1/120 of the Sun's volume (up to the visible surface), and about 1/3 of the Sun's total mass. At the very center of the Sun, the temperature is thought to be about 16 million K (28 million , 16 million ), and the density about 150 times that of water. At the outer edge of the core, the temperature is thought to be 9 million K (17 million ℉, 9 million ℃), and the density 34 times that of water. The layer immediately around the core is the convection layer.