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Layers of the Sun

Vocab for layers of the Sun

Inner Core Energy generated by nuclear fusin
Radiation Zone Energy transported by electromagnetic radiation
Convection Zone Energy carried by convection
Chromosphere Cool lower atmosphere
Prominence loop or sheet of glowing gas erupted from the Sun's surface and moves through the corona due to the Sun's magnetic field
Solar Flare bright magnetic storm on the surface of the sun
Sun Spot dark Earth-sized blemish found on the surface of the Sun. Darkness indicates lower temperature
Corona upper atmosphere that increases with temperature.
Granulation light and dark "grainy" regions on sun that show convection
Photosphere The visible surface of the sun where electromagnetic radiation escapes
Solar wind Solar material escapes into space and flows outward into the solar system.
Corona Mass Ejection (CME) giant magnetic "bubble" of ionized gas that separates from the Sun's atmosphere and travels outward into space.
Created by: Langerphysics