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Unformatted text preview: What is the surface temperature of the Sun? 5780 K. Correct. Refer to Section 16.1 and the Sun Data table for more information. What is the term for loops or sheets of glowing gas ejected from active regions on the solar surface? Prominences. Correct. Refer to Section 16.5 for more information. Granulation is evidence of what phenomenon? Convection in the solar interior. Correct. Convection occurs just below the photosphere. Hot material wells up from within the S What is the common cause of sunspots, flares, and prominences? Magnetic fields. Correct. Magnetic fields are involved in producing all three phenomena. Refer to Section 16.4 for more inform a What is the "solar neutrino problem"? Too few neutrinos are detected on Earth compared to the number a solar model predicts. Correct. The standard solar model p...
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