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I understand a proton is made up of quarks/gluons. I want to know if a proton has an actual core? Also whether protons have a core/surface temperature.

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marked as duplicate by ACuriousMind, Qmechanic Sep 12 '15 at 14:12

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    $\begingroup$ possible duplicate of What's inside a proton? $\endgroup$ – Hritik Narayan Sep 12 '15 at 11:37
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    $\begingroup$ Thank you, David Z's answer covers my question quite well, I was trying to relate a proton to a hypothetical "quark star". $\endgroup$ – Mark Emery Sep 12 '15 at 12:08
  • $\begingroup$ Welcome! That answer is quite great. $\endgroup$ – Hritik Narayan Sep 12 '15 at 12:09