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What does the color of a star indicate? It's Temperature
What is a main sequence? What happens in this stage? The stage in which stars produce energy through the fusion of hydrogen into helium.
Why is the photosphere called the Sun's surface? It is the visible layer of the Sun.
What are the Sun's outer layers called? Atmosphere
What the the very bright centers of some distant galaxies called? Quasars
What are solar winds? Electrically charged particles that flow in all directions outward from the corona.
Name the layers of the Sun from the center outward? The Core, The Radiative Zone, The Convection Zone, The Photosphere, The Chromosphere, and the Corona
What is a black hole? An extremely dense core of a supergiant star that is invisible.
What is a neutron star? A collapsed core of a supergiant star.
What are the three stages in the life cycle of a lower-mass star? 1.Main Sequence 2.Giant Star 3.White Dwarf
What are the names of the different galaxies? Spiral,Elliptical, and Irregular
What is a red shift and what is a blue shift? Red Shift:When a galaxy is moving away from Earth Blue Shift: When a galaxy is moving toward Earth
What are sunspots? A spot on a photosphere that is cooler than the surrounding area.
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