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5 Matching questions

  1. How are Sun Spots created?
  2. Corona
  3. The most abundant element in the Sun?
  4. Sun Equilibrium:
  5. How is luminosity of the Sun calculated?
  1. a Occasionally field lines burst out of the surface and loop, thereby creating a sunspot pair.
  2. b From the fraction of energy that reaches Earth
  3. c 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?)
  4. d Hydrogen
  5. e 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 Multiple choice questions

  1. The outward flow of charged particles leaving the Sun
  2. The time in the sun spot cycle where there are few (if any) sun spots
  3. Info of the Sun's interior
  4. Eleven years
  5. Transition from Photosphere to Corona

5 True/False questions

  1. What are spicules?Short-lived narrow jets of gas that last only minutes


  2. Compared to the underlying chromosphere, the temperature of the corona is:Hydrogen fusion


  3. Solar Storms emit what?The amount of the Sun's energy reaching earth. "C"


  4. Sun Spot Cycle11 year period during which the # of sunspots rise and fall
    *The high point in the cycle=largest corona


  5. BELOW the solar surface, in order of increasing depth, lie the ______ zone, the ______ zone, and the ______.Chromosphere
    Transition Zone