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the sun

Sheehan chapter 3 sec 3

radiation zone A region of very tightly packed gas in the sun's interior where energy is transferred mainly in the form of electromagneic
convection zone the outermost layer of the sun's interior
sunspots A dark area of gas on the sun's surface that is cooler than surrounding gases
photosphere The inner layer of the sun's atmosphere that gives off visible light; the sun's "surface"
core the central region of the sun, where nuclear fusion takes place
corona the outer layer of the sun's atomosphere
chromosphere the middle layer of the sun's atomosphere
prominence A huge, reddish loop of gas that protrudes from the sun's surface, linking parts of sunspots regions
Created by: linda.dillon