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Astronomy Final: Chapter 10

Rank Photosphere, Corona, and Chromosphere based on the order in which a probe would
encounter them when traveling from Earth to the Sun's
surface, from first encountered to last.
A. Corona, B. Chromosphere, C. Photosphere
Rank the layers of the sun's atomsphere based on their density (highest to lowest)
photosphere, chromoshere, corona
Rank the layers of the sun's atmosphere based on their temperature from highest to lowest:
corona, chromosphere, photosphere
rank the layers of the sun's atmosphere based on the energy of photons (highest to lowest)
corona, chromosphere, photosphere
Nuclear fusion of hydrogen into helium occurs in the ____
energy moves through the sun's______ by means of the rising of hot gas and falling of cooler gas
convection zone
Nearly all the visible light we see from the sun is emitted from the______
Most of the sun's UV light is emitted from the narrow layer called the ____ where temperature increases with altitutde
We can see the sun's ____ most easily during total solar eclipses.
the _______ is the layer of the sun between its core and convection zone
radiation zone
List out five events or phenomena that occur during the part of a sunspot cycle known as the solar maximum:
1. occurs about 11 years after a solar maximum (on average_
2. auroras are most likely in earths skies
3. orbiting satellites are most at risk
4. sunspots are most numerous on the sun
5. solar flares are most common
List out five effects that would happen on present world if a severe solar storm hit the world:
1. disrupt electrical power grids
2. disable communications satellites
3. human biological effect: solar flares can effect brain activity including balance, behavior and psycho physiological response.
4. die-off of birds and fish, coupled with environmental imbalances
5. social breakdown.