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2 A corona (Latin, 'crown') is an aura of plasma that surrounds the sun and other stars. The Sun's corona extends millions of kilometres into space
3 a nuclear reaction in which atomic nuclei of low atomic number fuse to form a heavier nucleus with the release of energy.
4 a brief eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface, associated with sunspots and causing electromagnetic disturbances on the earth, as with radio frequency communications and power line transmissions.
5 a reddish gaseous layer immediately above the photosphere of the sun or another star. Together with the corona, it constitutes the star's outer atmosphere.
6 The Sun's radiative zone is the section of the solar interior between the innermost core and the outer convective zone.
7 a stream of incandescent gas projecting above the sun's chromosphere
8 the luminous envelope of a star from which its light and heat radiate.
10 A region of turbulent plasma between a star's core and its visible photosphere at the surface, through which energy is transferred by convection. In the convection zone,
11 solar wind definition. A stream of particles (mostly protons) emitted by the sun and permeating the solar system. Note: Particularly strong bursts of particles can penetrate the upper atmosphere and disrupt radio communications on Earth.
14 The table of elements at left was constructed from analysis of the solar spectrum, which comes from the photosphere and chromosphere of the Sun.
1 The Van Allen radiation belt is a torus of energetic charged particles (i.e. a plasma) around Earth, trapped by Earth's magnetic field. The Van Allen belts are closely related to the polar aurora where particles strike the upper atmosphere and fluore
9 the quality of being hot; high temperature.
12 the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible.
13 power derived from the utilization of physical or chemical resources, especially to provide light and heat or to work machines.
15 a natural electrical phenomenon characterized by the appearance of streamers of reddish or greenish light in the sky, usually near the northern or southern magnetic pole.
16 the central or most important part of something.
17 a spot or patch appearing from time to time on the sun's surface, appearing dark by contrast with its surroundings.
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