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This material uses the Sun as an example of diverse parts of physics.  Topics include weather and climate, magnetism and the interplanetary field,  color, spectra and the electromagnetic spectrum, nuclear energy and its release in stars and on Earth, and stellar evolution.  This is part of a wider site "From Stargazers to Starships" which has related lesson plans, glossary, timeline, problems, and Spanish and French translations. Specific parts can be studied separately, e.g. on nuclear energy and on weather and climate.
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Metadata instance created May 5, 2004 by David Stern
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D. Stern, , WWW Document, (http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Sunopen.htm).
D. Stern, The Sun, <http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Sunopen.htm>.
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Stern, D. (n.d.). The Sun. Retrieved June 16, 2024, from http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Sunopen.htm
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Stern, David. The Sun. http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Sunopen.htm (accessed 16 June 2024).
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Stern, David. The Sun. 16 June 2024 <http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Sunopen.htm>.
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