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Re: Another look at the solar system

Postby underthetree » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:36 am

Lhug-Pa wrote:Catmoon, what if the Sun isn't as hot as mainstream science says it is.


How exactly would this state of affairs come about?
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Re: Another look at the solar system

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Re: Another look at the solar system

Postby Skywalker » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:33 am

Lhug-Pa wrote:
Skywalker, if Earth looked all-blue from a distance, would that mean that the entire surface of the Earth is actually blue?


The surface of the Earth is the outer limit of its atmosphere. Just because air is subtler than earth and water does not mean it isn't part of the planet. The Sun cannot have any layer on top of the surface, then it isn't the surface. I am no scientist but I would say that the Earth is blue because it is reflective. And the atmosphere is the proper thickness to let blue in and water reflects blue nicely. So the air is blue and the water is blue. Both are clear but filter the light and reflect space.
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Re: Another look at the solar system

Postby Lhug-Pa » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:45 am

"The surface" is generally understood as the surface of the solid part of a celestial body; but fair enough, I see what you mean.
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Re: Another look at the solar system

Postby Skywalker » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:35 pm

Many planets in our solar system have no solidness in them, so where would be the surface? Jupiter and Neptune, maybe Uranus and Saturn, are gaseous planets. Anyway... carry on.
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Re: Another look at the solar system

Postby viniketa » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:02 am

Skywalker wrote:Many planets in our solar system have no solidness in them, so where would be the surface? Jupiter and Neptune, maybe Uranus and Saturn, are gaseous planets.


Wouldn't the surface be in about the same place as the surface of an ocean? Depends on overall temperature, the gaseous composition, and atmospheric pressure, I suppose, as to the exact point of the greatest surface tension...

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Re: Another look at the solar system

Postby catmoon » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:03 am

Lhug-Pa wrote:Catmoon, what if the Sun isn't as hot as mainstream science says it is.


If this were true, there would be thousands of testable consequences. Spectral lines would change all over the place and the Sun would be a different color. The nuclear reactions at the core might slow down or even stop entirely and the sun would then shrink in size. We'd have to throw away practically all of thermodynamics to explain why all manner of different measurement devices consistently give the same temperature readings.

Satellites would freeze up as their carefully calibrated cooling systems suddenly would be out of adjustment, international communications and the internet would all fall apart. And on and on.
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