Earth & Space Science: Universe Study

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Earth & Space Science: Universe Study by Mind Map: Earth & Space Science: Universe Study

1. Sun

1.1. Sun's Layers

1.2. Solar flares:

1.2.1. Coronal mass ejection:

1.3. Solar wind: Sun's constant flow of subatomic particles in all directions.

1.3.1. Aurora Borealis: Combination of (solar wind's) charged particles & atoms/molecules in Earth's atmosphere

2. Planets

2.1. Planet: Celestial body orbiting around a star; is capable of forming spherical shape under weight of its gravity.

2.2. Order of planets/Distance from Sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

2.3. Rocky inner planets: Dust & particles bound together by gravity ; Mercury, Venus, Earth Mars.

2.4. Gaseous Planets: Dust & particles bound together by ice; Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.

3. Stars

3.1. Protostar

3.1.1. How a star is born

3.2. Supernova: Star that suddenly increases in brightness bc of an explosion that ejects most of its mass.

3.3. Black hole:

4. Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram

4.1. Arranged by: COLOUR - Red stars on right, blue stars on left, others plotted in between. LUMINOSITY - Brightest stars at the top, dimmest stars on the bottom.