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Hans Haubold, Office for Outer Space, United Nations, New York, NY 10017, USA
A. M. Mathai, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada H3A 2K6


This article is published in the Encyclopedia of Planetary Sciences, (Page 786 - 794), 1997 Chapman & Hall, ISBN: 0-412-06951-2


Introduction
1. Solar Structure
1.1 Internal Structure
1.1.1 Core
1.1.2 Radiative Zone
1.1.3 Convective Envelope
1.1.4 Photosphere
1.1.5 Chromosphere
1.1.6 Corona
1.2 Solar Activity
1.2.1 Granules
1.2.2 Spicules
1.2.3 Sunspots
1.2.4 Prominences
1.2.5 Solar Flares
    
2. Solar Rotation
3. Solar Magnetic Field
4. Solar Thermonuclear
Energy Generation
5. Solar Evolution
5.1 Presolar Evolution Stages
5.1.1 Cloud
5.1.2 Globule
5.1.3 Protostar
5.1.4 Sun
5.2 Postsolar Evolution Stages
5.2.1 Red Giant
5.2.2 White Dwarf
5.2.3 Black Dwarf
References