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Sun Vocabulary

All the terms that you need to know on the sun.

Solar System A group of planets that revolve around a star
Sun The only star in our solar system
Core Where the sun’s energy is produced
Radiative Zone The zone between the core and convective zone
Convective Zone Hot gasses carry energy towards the surface, while cooler gasses move inwards
Photosphere The lowest part of the sun’s atmosphere, this is where the sun’s light comes from
Chromosphere Above the photosphere, temperatures rise the higher you go
Corona Uppermost layer of the sun’s atmosphere only visible during a solar eclipse
Sun Spots Cool dark areas on the sun’s surface
Prominences Huge arching swirls of gas that erupt from the sun’s surface
Solar Flare Magnetic storms on the sun that eject energy thousands of miles from the sun’s surface
Coronal Mass Ejection Huge bubbles of gas that are thrown from the sun's corona. They can disrupt satellites and communication networks.
Star A huge ball of gas, mostly hydrogen and helium. There can be billions of them in a galaxy.
Created by: Marquart