Helioseismology & the Heliosphere


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The study of the sun's interior by way of analysis of its vibrations is called:

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1. The boundary where the solar wind merges into the interstellar gas is called:

2. The heliosphere is the space affected by the:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet cover topics that include what helioseismology involves and the definition of heliopause.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will get the chance to review:

  • What helioseismology involves
  • Definition of heliopause
  • Characteristics of the heliosphere
  • Purpose of helioseismology
  • Best description of a mode of oscillation

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the characteristics of the heliosphere and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the purpose of helioseismology
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases and terms, such as heliopause and mode of oscillation

Additional Learning

Review these topics by reading the lesson titled Helioseismology & the Heliosphere. This lesson can assist you with reviewing these objectives too:

  • Identify helio's relation to the sun
  • Define what solar wind is
  • Understand how the solar wind comprises the heliosphere
  • Describe the corona's role in our heliosphere
  • Show what SOHO has discovered about the sun