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5 Matching Questions

  1. What are spicules?
  2. Solar Constant
  3. Sun Spot Cycle
  4. What happens to the Sun's magnetic field lines due to rotation?
  5. Corona
  1. a 11 year period during which the # of sunspots rise and fall
    *The high point in the cycle=largest corona
  2. b Field lines twist and break, creating heat as solar storms
  3. c The amount of the Sun's energy reaching earth. "C"
  4. d Short-lived narrow jets of gas that last only minutes
  5. e Hot atmosphere around the Sun

    *Visible only during total solar eclipse, when both the photosphere and the chromosphere are obscured by the Moon.
    *B/C its so hot, must have internal heat source (electromag interaction?)

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Transition from Photosphere to Corona
  2. Hydrogen fusion
  3. Transfers radiation from nuclear fusion outward through CONVECTION
  4. The visible surface of the Sun. Creates visible light!
  5. Helium

5 True/False Questions

  1. What do mathematic models provide us with?Info of the Sun's interior


  2. Coronal Holes:Holes in the corona from which solar wind escapes


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


  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. Temperature:The measurement of average kinetic energy in molecules. NOT HEAT!


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