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The Sun is 330 times the size
of the Earth, but is shrinking in spite of 600 million tons of hydrogen
fusing into helium
every second, or the equivalent
of 4.5 million tons of matter converted to energy according to Einstein's
theory of relativity.
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The Sun's radiant energy
of heat and light, is produced by fusion
of 4 hydrogen nuclei to form an atom
of helium and this remains remarkably constant, varying less than a few
tenths of 1 per cent over many days. Thermal and radiant pressure produced
by the Sun's fire resists the attraction of gravity and prolongs the star's.(Sun's).life.
As the process of conversion of hydrogen into helium carries on, the mass
remains the same, but the number of particles
in the Sun's core decreases. But, it's well balanced by what
else it does.
The ashes of one element
become the fuel for the next stage it is believed, but with most conclusions,
they often change rapidly. It is so well balanced that even a slight change
of ¼ of 1% can drastically cool or heat up the Earth. A 4% increase
would melt all the ice and the oceans would rise somewhat. But Creator-God
designed it, so there is no problem.
temperature also is consistently maintained over many centuries, with
with later, balancing increases.
Since 1836, the diameter
of the Sun has been measured to be shrinking about 5 feet per hour. By
going back in history and studying solar eclipses, scientists say that
this shrinkage appears to be constant. Extrapolating
backward, we find that the Sun would have been so large one million years
ago that no life at all could have existed on this Earth. If we went back
20 million, which is still far short of the 5 billion many evolutionists
claim as the age of the solar system, the edge of the Sun would have touched
the Earth. The Earth would have exploded long before the Sun ever got that
close. This gives
to the understanding that our solar system could well have been a
mature creation: Genesis
1:3 "And God said, Let there be light.(why
is light at a constant speed?).and
there was light."
We see the final product,
the solar system and can accept what God says, or spend mega dollars attempting
to locate some other so-called
first cause. Focus instead on why man was
created to be on Earth.
The Sun's surface.(not
really a surface, as it's all layers of gases).temperature
The dense plasma occupies the center of the Sun. For some reason, the Sun
is now changing from hydrogen into helium at a much faster rate. Look at
it for a second and note that it is no longer as yellow, but much whiter.
No one is sure why the interior
of the Sun, 435,000 miles below the surface, is 27 million degrees Fahrenheit.(15
million C), while the surface.(called
only a few thousand degrees. Strong
currents appear to be responsible for this. Also, why does the Sun have
an 11 year cycle?
The outermost region of the
Sun's atmosphere, the Corona.(what
you see when the Sun is in eclipse),
gases which attain several million degrees Fahrenheit and reach supersonic
speeds. See Ulysses home page for Solar exploration at high latitudes over
the Sun's poles.(ulysses.jpl.nasa.gov/).and
for the latest SOHO.(Solar
The Sun creates heat and
sound from varying temperatures, densities and continuous movement and
the burning of hydrogen.nuclei.(protons).at
its core, fusing the nuclei, then releasing the energy.(photons).as.neutrinos.
Sun has the ability to oscillate
in 10 million different modes. It's like an organ pipe that 10 million
different tunes can be played on".says
Jack Harvey, George Ellery Hale Prize winner.(the
solar field's highest award), who works
at the National Solar Observatory on Kitt Peak, Arizona. He and others
measure those myriad.oscillations
what the oscillations say about the layers of gases below the photosphere.
These 10 million notes provide
for auditory exploration of the Sun's turbulent
interior. The study is called helio.(Greek
The Sun's structures, streamers, plumes and loops cohere
This turbulent activity
is caused by seismic
waves created by solar flares
traveling at 250,000 miles an hour from an onset of about 22,000 miles
per hour. Contrast the constant speed of a water ripple as it travels outward.
Things act very differently on the Sun. Why the speed increase? Who knows?
on the Internet, go to.(exploratorium.edu/sunspots/).for
a listing of websites.
The Sun's diameter is 865,000
100 times the Earth's diameter).and
the Sun moves at 16.5 million kilometers a second.(about
10 million miles per second, but like a golf ball going across your TV
screen, it really doesn't move
to the most commonly measured nearby stars, but in
such a strange pattern you never would have thought.
The Sun's path is inclined
25% to the plane
of the Milky Way galaxy, our
home solar system. The Sun rotates
once every twenty five days. The Sun is about 15,000
years from the center of the Milky Way.