Stellar Temperature Measurement
The Sun is extremely HOT. Core temperature can reach 22.5 million degrees! But what does it all mean ? How do scientists know these temperatures ? Continue into this journey and let's find out !
As you surf each Web site listed below, learn as much as you can about the Sun. At the quiz section below, you will be given an opportunity to check your learning.
As a focus - keep the following questions in mind:
Some Interesting Facts about the Sun From NASA's Observatorium
Students for the Exploration and Development of
The Virtual Sun. Anton Pannekoek Institute. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In the following "Trip through the Sun" you'll see flames on the sun larger than ten earths, winds going 1000 mph, and you'll see how the earth eventually will be scorched by the dying Sun.
of the Solar System--The Sun has been created as an educational
Now.......Let's look at the very latest data from the Sun
Up to the Day Solar Images from Space Environment Center. The Space Environment Center (SEC) provides real-time monitoring and forecasting of solar and geophysical events, conducts research in solar-terrestrial physics, and develops techniques for forecasting solar and geophysical disturbances. SEC's parent organization is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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