The Earth is warm because energy created in the core of the Sun is able to travel from the Sun’s Core to its surface, and then shine through space all the way to Earth. As it travels, the light is transformed from deadly high-energy particles to the nice warm light that keeps us alive. In this Hangout, we will discuss the primary ways energy is transported: convection, conduction, and radiation.
This community is part of the collection of communities devoted to the Inspiring Science Education Hangout Series.
Each community has an associated hangout where Dr. Pamela Gay, renowed astronomer and educator interviews scientists involved in research related to the topic being addressed by the hangout. You can find the hangout here: