- 8.1: Why cant you see deeper into the sun than the photosphere?
- 8.2: What evidence can you give that granulation is caused by convection?
- 8.3: How are granules and supergranules related? How do they differ?
- 8.4: How can astronomers detect structure in the chromosphere?
- 8.5: What evidence can you give that the corona has a very high temperat...
- 8.6: What heats the chromosphere and corona to a high temperature?
- 8.7: How are astronomers able to explore the layers of the sun below the...
- 8.8: Why does nuclear fusion require high temperatures?
- 8.9: Why does nuclear fusion in the sun occur only near the center?
- 8.10: How can astronomers detect neutrinos from the sun?
- 8.11: How did neutrino oscillation affect the detection of solar neutrino...
- 8.12: What evidence can you give that sunspots are magnetic?
- 8.13: How does the Babcock model explain the sunspot cycle?
- 8.14: What does the spectrum of a prominence reveal? What does its shape ...
- 8.15: How can solar fl ares affect Earth?
- 8.16: How Do We Know? What does it mean when scientists say they are cert...
- 8.17: How Do We Know? How does consolidation extend scientifi c understan...
Solutions for Chapter 8: The Sun
Full solutions for Foundations of Astronomy | 11th Edition
A type of lava flow that has a jagged, blocky surface.
Barred spiral galaxy
A galaxy having straight arms extending from its nucleus.
A low, elongate ridge of sand that parallels the coast.
A wide gap in the ring system of Saturn between the A ring and the B ring.
A strong attractive force that exists between atoms in a substance. It involves the transfer or sharing of electrons that allows each atom to attain a full valence shell.
A small body that generally revolves about the Sun in an elongated orbit.
The transfer of heat by the movement of a mass or substance. It can take place only in fluids.
The distribution of electromagnetic radiation by wavelength.
Sinuous ridge composed largely of sand and gravel deposited by a stream flowing in a tunnel beneath a glacier near its terminus.
A wind, usually above a height of 600 meters (2,000 feet), that blows parallel to the isobars.
Compensation of the lithosphere when weight is added or removed. When weight is added, the lithosphere will respond by subsiding, and when weight is removed, there will be uplift.
The downslope movement of rock, regolith, and soil under the direct influence of gravity.
Incandescent volcanic debris buoyed up by hot gases that moves downslope in an avalanche fashion.
A span on the geologic time scale between the eons of the Precambrian and Mesozoic era from about 540 million to 248 million years ago.
A theory that is held with a very high degree of confidence and is comprehensive in scope.
The force exerted by electromagnetic radiation from an object such as the Sun.
A drainage pattern characterized by numerous right-angle bends that develops on jointed or fractured bedrock.
One of three basic cloud forms; also, the name given one of the flow clouds. They are sheets or layers that cover much or all of the sky
A linear downfold in sedimentary strata; the opposite of anticline.
Tropical wet and dry
A climate that is transitional between the wet tropics and the subtropical steppes.