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Sun 101

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    Watch Anatomy of the Sun

     

    • How might observations of the Sun's outermost layers reveal what's happening in the interior?
    • And how could this information be used to predict solar storms in the future?
    • Where are radiation, conduction and convection occuring in the Sun?

     

    Watch The Sun's Energy 

     

     

     

    • Which two complementary forces keep the Sun from blowing itself up?

     

    Read Nucleosynthesis

    • What elements are currently being synthesized in the Sun?
    • How are heavier elements made?
    Watch The Dynamic Sun 

     

    • What forces cause the Sun's magnetic field to become both stronger and more tangled?
    • How do these changes influence solar activity and the potential for powerful solar storms?