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How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 02:37 AM Reply

How does the Sun burn if there is no oxygen in space?

also the sun is made of wood

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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 02:39 AM Reply

At 9/15/12 02:37 AM, Cootie wrote: How does the Sun burn if there is no oxygen in space?
also the sun is made of wood

How dumb are you?

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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 02:41 AM Reply

Giant miniature gremlins spend days on end blowing on the sun, therefore ensuring it stays lit and we all get a nice tan.

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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 02:42 AM Reply

At 9/15/12 02:39 AM, Mownkey wrote: How dumb are you?

Please answer his question with your obviously infinite scientific knowledge.

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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 02:45 AM Reply

Obviously, the sun is a witch, but we should weigh it against a duck just to be certain.

We shall use my largest scales.


It made more sense in my head.

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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 02:46 AM Reply

At 9/15/12 02:41 AM, Lintire wrote: Giant miniature gremlins spend days on end blowing on the sun, therefore ensuring it stays lit and we all get a nice tan.

Me and my friend Tank thing that two Native Americans rowed up there in a canoe and rubbed a stick on it until it lit. Then slowly rowed back at a normal canoe pace.


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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 02:52 AM Reply

At 9/15/12 02:42 AM, T3XT wrote: Please answer his question with your obviously infinite scientific knowledge.

Okay. It has something to do with a nuclear fusion of hydrogen into helium, since the sun contains a lot of hydrogen.

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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 03:00 AM Reply

A wizard did it.

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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 03:02 AM Reply

At 9/15/12 03:00 AM, SirFinland wrote: A wizard did it.

Guys, be serious for once!

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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 05:04 AM Reply

Because the sun is so hot that it lights itself on fire and every time it's about to go out it just catches on fire again

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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 05:32 AM Reply

For those of you who actually don't know this:

The sun burns because there's a fusion process going on inside. Basically, the gravity of the sun is high enough for hydrogen atoms to come close enough/have enough entropy to start up and withhold a fusion reaction. The sun holds itself up to a fairly steady size (it changes, but a noticeable change takes a looooong time by our standards) by the inward pressure that comes from the releasing of energy due to the fusion process. If not for this pressure, the sun would collapse to a much smaller size (it takes a star of the size of 10+ suns to be massive enough to collapse in on itself and become a black hole, once all "fuel" has burnt out).
The amount of energy that the sun lose every second is massive, but then again the sun is massive, so there's plenty of "fuel" for it to burn many many million years to come.
If I'm not mistaken, the sun have lived about half it's "life".

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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 05:41 AM Reply

At 9/15/12 05:32 AM, Rucklo wrote: For those of you who actually don't know this:

The sun burns because there's a fusion process going on inside.

Nope. The sun is a big hunk of oak wood that was lit by two Native Americans who traveled there by ordinary canoe.


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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 05:49 AM Reply

At 9/15/12 05:41 AM, Cootie wrote:
At 9/15/12 05:32 AM, Rucklo wrote: For those of you who actually don't know this:

The sun burns because there's a fusion process going on inside.
Nope. The sun is a big hunk of oak wood that was lit by two Native Americans who traveled there by ordinary canoe.

I thought this over and I agree with Cootie. The gremlin idea didn't really hold up to scientific analysis, and the sun fusion theory is just ridiculous technobabble nonsense, so that leaves the Indians. I mean you can just walk to the Sun if it's rising or setting, but a canoe would be faster and oak burns for along time.

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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 05:50 AM Reply

Relevant to the topic.

How does the Sun stay lit?


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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 05:51 AM Reply

At 9/15/12 05:49 AM, Lintire wrote:
At 9/15/12 05:41 AM, Cootie wrote:
I thought this over and I agree with Cootie. The gremlin idea didn't really hold up to scientific analysis, and the sun fusion theory is just ridiculous technobabble nonsense, so that leaves the Indians. I mean you can just walk to the Sun if it's rising or setting, but a canoe would be faster and oak burns for along time.

I mean, now we could just use a rocket ship. But back then canoe was all they had. Also, why don't we just pour a little water on it to stop global warming?


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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 06:10 AM Reply

At 9/15/12 05:51 AM, Cootie wrote: I mean, now we could just use a rocket ship. But back then canoe was all they had. Also, why don't we just pour a little water on it to stop global warming?

You can't be serious! The global warming has nothing to do with the sun.
Just tell me that you were joking about the "sun is made of wood" thing, and everything will be just fine.

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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 07:15 AM Reply

science is 4 nerds


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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 07:25 AM Reply

At 9/15/12 06:10 AM, Mownkey wrote: You can't be serious! The global warming has nothing to do with the sun.
Just tell me that you were joking about the "sun is made of wood" thing, and everything will be just fine.

You can't be serious! Of course he's joking.


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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 07:37 AM Reply

energy is generated by nuclear fusion. it is similar to a hydrogrn bomb. when two hydrogen comes together, there is a probablity that the two hydrogen atom will fuse together to form a helium nucleus (quantum tunneling) a large amount of heat is produced, which pushes the sun boundary outwards.

the sun is at equilibrium when the nuclear force balances the gravitational force (which pushes materials inwards towards the core).

when the sun runs out of hydrogen it collapses at first until the temperature rises rapidly (gravitaional potential energy is converted to heat). the increase in temperature causes heavier elements to fuse, and the sun expands again. it is now a supernova.

at the end, when all elements are exhausted, the sun becomes a white dwaft, or a neutron star. (it usually does not have enough mass to collapse into a black hole.)


^Just another nonsensical forum post.^

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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 07:49 AM Reply

Ever wondered where all those copies of The Sun ended up?

They don't call it the Sun for anything.

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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 08:33 AM Reply

Fusion


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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 08:35 AM Reply

At 9/15/12 02:37 AM, Cootie wrote:
also the sun is made of wood

and then i suddenly realised that the OP was not serious.


^Just another nonsensical forum post.^

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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 09:14 AM Reply

If sun burn, with fire why do sun moon at night?


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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 09:17 AM Reply

At 9/15/12 09:14 AM, Benji wrote: If sun burn, with fire why do sun moon at night?

What?

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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 09:23 AM Reply

At 9/15/12 02:37 AM, Cootie wrote: How does the Sun burn if there is no oxygen

Oxygen is the only flammable gas?????

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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 09:30 AM Reply

At 9/15/12 02:37 AM, Cootie wrote: How does the Sun burn if there is no oxygen in space?

also the sun is made of wood

Science, duh. The Sun is full of it. And everyone knows science runs on magic. So it doesn't need oxygen, dumb dumb.


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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 09:34 AM Reply

Does anyone really need to answer that?


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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 09:35 AM Reply

At 9/15/12 08:33 AM, Mumbo wrote: Fusion

Lol yea right. My parents used to tell me that fusion brought me presents at Christmas, but i grew out of that when i was like 6.

The sun is from space so obviously it doesn't need oxygen to breathe.


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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 09:38 AM Reply

It was... GOD.

How does the Sun stay lit?


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Response to How does the Sun stay lit? Sep. 15th, 2012 @ 09:59 AM Reply

At 9/15/12 07:37 AM, i-am-ghey wrote: energy is generated by nuclear fusion. it is similar to a hydrogrn bomb. when two hydrogen comes together, there is a probablity that the two hydrogen atom will fuse together to form a helium nucleus (quantum tunneling) a large amount of heat is produced, which pushes the sun boundary outwards.

Yeah seemes right but I might as well add that the two hydrogen isotopes is deuterium and triterium who bond to form the noble gas helium.

Fusions bi-product is energy to be more precise.