5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Solar Prominence
- The primary source of energy for the Sun is:
- Coronal Mass Ejection
- Convection Zone
- Radiation Zone
- a Sheets of ejected gas.
*Unlike flares, these last weeks!
- b Transfers radiation from nuclear fusion outward through RADIATION
- c Transfers radiation from nuclear fusion outward through CONVECTION
- d Large solar storms that blast out a cloud of a billion solar wind particles
- e Hydrogen fusion
5 Multiple choice questions
- 1) Core
2) Radiation Zone
3) Convection Zone
---6) Transition Zone---
"Cool Rad Converse Pad Chris' Toe, Cool!"
- Eleven years
- Much hotter!!
5 True/False questions
Solar Wind → Large explosion on the surface of the sun when hot gas breaks free of the magnetic field
* emits energy
*lasts only seconds, unlike longer prominences (but smaller and more violent)
*can knock out electricity
What's weird about the temperature of the Sun as you move outward? → From the fraction of energy that reaches Earth
Random Walk → The random process of photon movement through the radiation zone to the convection zone.
Why is the Sun not very dense? → Because its very large
Luminosity → Cool spots that emerge from beneath the sun's surface.
*appear darker because they are cooler (but are still very hot)
*They are complex and magnetic
*Come and go in pairs
*Linked by magnetic field lines
*Shift polarity every 11 years