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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.
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:
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.
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