Science Quiz 4/29

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Instead, the sun's energy comes

From Nuclear Fusion

Photosphere

The inner layer of the sun's atmosphere

Nuclear fusion

The process by which hydrogen atoms join together to form helium releasing energy

core

The central part of the sun where nuclear fusion occurs

Chromosphere

The middle layer of the sun's atmosphere

Corona

The outer layer of the sun's atmosphere

Solar wind

A stream of electricity charged particles produced by the sun's corona

Features on or above the sun's surface

include sunspots, prominences, and solar flares

Sunspots

A dark area of gas on the sun that is cooler than surrounding gases

Prominences

A loop of gas that protrudes from the sun's surface, linking parts of sunspot regions

Solar flares

An explosion of hydrogen gas from the sun's surface that occurs when loops in sunspot regions suddenly connect

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