Astronomy Chapter Ten

11 Questions  I  By Moonshark13 on December 11, 2010

  

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1.  What observations characterize solar maximum?
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2.  The light radiated from the Sun's surface reaches Earth in about 8 minutes, but the energy of that light was released by fusion in the solar core about
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3.  How much mass does the Sun lose through nuclear fusion per second?
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4.  The core of the Sun is
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5.  The phase of matter in the Sun is
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6.  How does the Sun generate energy today?
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7.  How do human-built nuclear power plants on Earth generate energy?
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8.  Which is closest to the temperature of the core of the Sun?
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9.  At the center of the Sun, fusion converts hydrogen into
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10.  What processes are involved in the sunspot cycle?
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11.  Suppose you put two protons near each other. Because of the electromagnetic force, the two protons will
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