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The Sun Vocab

Chapter 2, Section 2 Vocabulary

Nuclear Fusion the process by which hydrogen atoms join together to form helium, releasing energy
Core the center of the sun
Photosphere the inner layer of the sun's atmosphere
Chromosphere the middle layer of the sun's atmosphere
Corona the outer layer of the sun's atmosphere
Solar Wind a stream of electronically charged particles produced by the sun's corona
Sunspot a dark area of gas on the sun that is cooler than surrounding gases
Prominence a loop of gas that protrudes from the sun's surface, linking parts of sunspot regions
solar flare an explosion of hydrogen gas from the sun's surface that occurs when loops in sunspot regions suddenly connect
Created by: JoJo101