Astronomy Final Study Guide

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Astronomy Final Study Guide 3 Layers of the Sun – Core/Radioactive Zone/Convective Zone All energy of the Sun is generated in the core by nuclear fusion Light we receive from the Sun is from the Photosphere Sun Spots – magnetic storms that occur on surface of the Sun - they look darker because they are cooler Corona – outer most layer of the Suns atmosphere Solar wind – constant flow that stream from the solar corona Solar flares – cause power line shortage, radio disruption How to classify stars – Blue hottest star o Red coolest star Our Sun is a yellow g-type star Solar evolution – low mass stars like our Sun will expand and become a Red Giant Star Planetary Nebula – when a star like our Sun, begins to shed shells of glass Massive stars become Super Novas Cosmic Rays – release of protons and atomic nuclei moving at high velocity after a Super Nova Tar Nebula – Crab Nebula – remnant of a Super Nova explosion, recorded all over the world Atoms – protons / positive
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