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chapter 7 lesson 3

core When the sun produces an enormous amount of energy in its central region, through its nuclear fusion
nuclear fusion hydrogen atoms join to form helium
radiation zone a region of very tightly packed gas where energy moves mainly in the form of electromagnetic radiation
convection zone the outermost layer of the sun's interior
photosphere the inner layer of the sun's atmosphere
chromosphere The glow that comes from the middle layer of the sun's atmosphere
corona The outer layer, which looks like a white halo around the sun
solar wind streams of electricity charged particles
sunspots areas of gas on the sun's surface that are cooler than the gases around them
prominence huge loops of gas than often link different parts of sunspot regions
solar flares eruptions of gas in space
Created by: kwinkler