5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- What do mathematic models provide us with?
- Why is the Sun not very dense?
- How are Sun Spots created?
- What's weird about the temperature of the Sun as you move outward?
- a The measurement of average kinetic energy in molecules. NOT HEAT!
- b Info of the Sun's interior
- c The core is super hot, but it gets cooler until you reach the transition zone, where the temperature suddenly increases dramatically!
- d Occasionally field lines burst out of the surface and loop, thereby creating a sunspot pair.
- e Because its very large
5 Multiple choice questions
- The outward flow of charged particles leaving the Sun
- Much hotter!!
- Transition from Photosphere to Corona
- 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
5 True/False questions
Radiation Zone → Transfers radiation from nuclear fusion outward through RADIATION
Second most abundant element in the Sun ? → Hydrogen
Sun Equilibrium: → 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
Areas around sun spots are extremely... → active!
Coronal Mass Ejection → Holes in the corona from which solar wind escapes