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Gases

Sun's composition is of these

Cooler

Sunspots are ______ than surrounding areas of the sun

Corona

"crown" or white halo surrounding the outsuide of the sun that is visible during eclipses.The hottest layer compared to chromosphere, photosphere, and lithosphere

Photosphere

The bright layer of the sun that is visible to us

The effect of solar storms on the earth depends on this

Where the earth is in its orbit around the sun

Intense solar wind from solar prominence cause this

disrupted TV and radio communications in North America

Radio communications

Solar storms release electrically charged particles that interfere with this

Prominence

reddish loops of gas, caused by same forces on sun that cause sunspots

Solar wind

a stream of electrically carged particles, enters upper levels of Earth's atmosphere and interrupts shortwave (microwave) radio transmission

Solar flares

when hydrogen gas explodes causing explosions on the sun's surface

Comet

also knows as dirty snowballs, they are made up of chunks of ice and dust. Comets have long narrow ellipses.

Parts of a comet

head (coma and nucleus), tail

asteroids

rocks in space that are too small to be called planets

asteriod belt

the orbits between mars and jupiter where most asteroids are found.

meteors

a chunk of ice and dust that enter earth's atmosphere

meteoroid

a chunk of ice and dust in space.

meteorites

a chunk of ice and dust that hit earth's surface

nuclear fusion

occurrs in the sun's core, this is where the sun's energy comes from.

chromosphere

middle layer of the sun, "color" sphere

photosphere

"light", inner layer of the sun

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