5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- What's weird about the temperature of the Sun as you move outward?
- Solar Wind
- Which is faster, radiation or convection?
- What do mathematic models provide us with?
- a Info of the Sun's interior
- b The outward flow of charged particles leaving the Sun
- c Transition from Photosphere to Corona
- d The core is super hot, but it gets cooler until you reach the transition zone, where the temperature suddenly increases dramatically!
- e Convection
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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
- Shorter: Flares
More Violent: Flares
- 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
- The measurement of average kinetic energy in molecules. NOT HEAT!
5 True/False questions
The primary source of energy for the Sun is: → Hydrogen
The Sun has a _________ rotation of _____ days → *differential (inner spins faster than outer)
Photosphere → Transition from Photosphere to Corona
Sun Spot Cycle → 11 year period during which the # of sunspots rise and fall
*The high point in the cycle=largest corona
Coronal Holes: → Holes in the corona from which solar wind escapes