What is convection and how does it relate to astronomy?
Convection is the transfer of heat through fluid (liquid or gas).
Convection is the transfer of heat through fluid (liquid or gas). It probably relates to astronomy in that due to gravity, a star's core is much hotter than the rest of it. The heated plasma rises to the surface like boiling water, where the heat is absorbed by the surrounding plasma through convection , then it cools and sinks down to the core again.