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Is a flame hotter on the outside?

  1. May 21, 2008 #1
    I was recently told that the temperature of a star (or flame, for that matter) is hotter outside the star than it is inside. This wascounter intuitive, since heat obviously disperses, so the hottest temperature seemed to be at the source of the heat in the center of the star. Are stars and flames really hotter on the outside/surface/distance than they are on the inside/center?
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