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5 Matching questions

  1. What happens to the Sun's magnetic field lines due to rotation?
  2. Flares v Prominences?
  3. Luminosity
  4. Solar Wind
  5. Sun Spots
  1. a Total energy radiated by the Sun. NOT BRIGHTNESS!
  2. b Field lines twist and break, creating heat as solar storms
  3. c Shorter: Flares
    Longer: Prominences
    Smaller: Flates
    Bigger: Prominences
    More Violent: Flares
  4. d 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
  5. e The outward flow of charged particles leaving the Sun

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Holes in the corona from which solar wind escapes
  2. Large solar storms that blast out a cloud of a billion solar wind particles
  3. Spicules
  4. Where nuclear fusion takes place
  5. The amount of the Sun's energy reaching earth. "C"

5 True/False questions

  1. Traveling OUTWARD from the surface, the main regions of the solar atmosphere are the _______, the _______, and the ________.Chromosphere
    Transition Zone


  2. Solar FlareThe outward flow of charged particles leaving the Sun


  3. Sun Equilibrium:The time in the sun spot cycle where there are few (if any) sun spots


  4. Maunder Minimum:When inward Gravitational Force is balanced by outward Pressure.
    *Gravity wants the sun to collapse in
    *Pressure from hot gas pulls sun outwards
    *True for every star- guarantees stability


  5. The primary source of energy for the Sun is:Hydrogen


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