astronomy unit 7 text questions - Review Questions 1 What are the six regions of the Sun The six regions of the sun are the corona the photosphere

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Review Questions 1. What are the six regions of the Sun? The six regions of the sun are the corona, the photosphere, radiation zone, the core, the convection zone, and the chromosphere. 2. What is nuclear fusion? What role does nuclear fusion play in the Sun? Nuclear fusion is two nuclei combining to make one nucleus. Nuclear fusion generates the sun’s energy and keeps it from collapsing. 3. How are sunspots and solar flares similar? How are they different? Solar sunspots are dark spots on the sun’s photosphere. Solar flares are hot explosions in the sun’s atmosphere. Both occur near the equator of the sun. 4. What is a solar eclipse? A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun and blocks the sunlight from entering the Earth. Critical Thinking Questions 1. Imagine that you are traveling in a spaceship to the center of the Sun. What would you experience and see in each of the Sun's regions? The sun has six different regions starting at the corona. In the corona are holes where solar wind flows. Next is the photosphere which is the
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