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Author Topic:   The not so distant star light problem
Stile
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Message 16 of 111 (710534)
11-06-2013 12:23 PM
Reply to: Message 15 by shalamabobbi
11-06-2013 11:23 AM


Re: A quick recap
shalamabobbi writes:

when they look at the sun, the light they are seeing had its origin before their creation event took place.

Are you sure about that?
(An honest question, I really don't know).

Perhaps you mean the other stars?
I was under the impression that the sun's light is about 7 minutes old or so... by the time it hits us.

Please correct my understanding of star-light origin if there's some aspect I'm missing, though.


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Stile
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Message 18 of 111 (710543)
11-06-2013 1:50 PM
Reply to: Message 17 by NoNukes
11-06-2013 1:06 PM


Re: A quick recap
NoNukes writes:

However, the sun's energy is generated exclusively in the core of the sun, and it does indeed take thousands of years for that energy to travel from the core to reach the surface of the sun.

Interesting. Thanks for the information.

And, as I slap my forehead, I see that shalamabobbi already even stated this in his original message. Which, at the time of my last post, I just didn't connect the dots:

shalamabobbi in Message 1 writes:

For our sun those many years are between 10,000 and 170,000 years as the photons generated in the core make a "random walk" to the surface.

Oops.


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