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Posted by Joe Antognini on March 26, 2003 06:47:18 UTC

My source? I simply pulled up Encarta.
1. I don't know, though I am assuming that it includes particles.
2. There is a chance that a photon could immediately escape the core of the sun if a random permutation in the atoms caused a small rift and allowed the photon to escape, but that isn't too likely. So, there probably is no 'minimum' time.

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