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5 Matching questions

  1. Convection Zone
  2. Sun Spot Cycle
  3. Photosphere
  4. Sun Spots
  5. How are Sun Spots created?
  1. a 11 year period during which the # of sunspots rise and fall
    *The high point in the cycle=largest corona
  2. b 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
  3. c The visible surface of the Sun. Creates visible light!
  4. d Transfers radiation from nuclear fusion outward through CONVECTION
  5. e Occasionally field lines burst out of the surface and loop, thereby creating a sunspot pair.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Short-lived narrow jets of gas that last only minutes
  2. Because its very large
  3. From the fraction of energy that reaches Earth
  4. The core is super hot, but it gets cooler until you reach the transition zone, where the temperature suddenly increases dramatically!
  5. Field lines twist and break, creating heat as solar storms

5 True/False questions

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


  2. Solar WindLarge 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


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


  4. CoreWhere nuclear fusion takes place


  5. The most abundant element in the Sun?Hydrogen


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