March 26, 2019

A Peek at the Structure of the Sun.

(Blogger’s Note: This paper is a Bloggified version of an essay I submitted last year in a quest for my science teaching degree…it has been re-edited to fit this format.)

The Sun is often touted to introductory astronomy students as our nearest star. Of course, its proximity gives us an unprecedented opportunity to study the behavior of a star up close. But how do we really know what we know? Our friendly neighborhood Sun powers life here on Earth. A stable G2V type star, it fuses hydrogen into helium, while releasing copious amounts of energy in the process. [Read more...]