When the sun goes down ..


The sun is the main source of energy for most living things on earth, including us. Even a day without the sun – without the sun the unit ‘day’ has no particular meaning is another matter! – We can’t imagine. But what will be the consequences if the sun suddenly disappears one day?

Fear not, something like that is not going to happen. The sun also has a ‘life’ to live. Like other alternative stars, the Sun will continue to burn until its nuclear fuel burns out. Combustion of this fuel is the conversion of hydrogen atoms into helium. As a result of this ‘nuclear fusion’ we get heat and light. But when this fuel runs out, the sun begins to shrink inwards in the inner core. The outer layer also begins to expand. Thus the Sun becomes a ‘red giant’ and the outer layer expands into the Solar System and disappears. In any case, it will take billions of years for this condition to develop. It was almost impossible for humans or other living things to observe it then.

But imagine that one morning, with the help of some magician, the sun suddenly disappears. What will be the condition of the earth and its creatures? What will be the future of planets and life on Earth?

The first thing to understand is that the moment the sun disappears we are never going to know about it! It takes about 8 minutes and 20 seconds for sunlight to reach the earth. This means that it will be a long time before we realize that the sun is not there. Not only that; The moment he realizes this, the earth will be thrown out of its orbit around the sun. This is because the gravitational waves that help the earth revolve around the sun also travel at the speed of light. What happens if a stone is tied to a string and twisted around the head and then released quickly? The moment the string is released from the hand, the stone will begin to move in a straight line horizontally to whatever point it was at. That is the condition of the earth. Until then, the Earth would have started orbiting at a speed of 30 kilometers per second. If the other planets in the Solar System do not fall within the gravitational range, that orbit will continue indefinitely; Until it falls within the range of any other star or mass of matter.
But what about the other planets? If we observe Jupiter at that moment of darkness on Earth, we will see that planet orbiting the ‘non-existent’ sun as if nothing had happened. What’s more, even the light from that sun will be reflected! This is because light (and gravitational waves) can only reach Jupiter if it travels another 30 minutes from Earth. It will take another 30 minutes for the light rays to hit Jupiter and return to Earth. Then for about an hour we can see our neighbor Jupiter orbiting this non-existent sun !. This is also the case with other planets. Finally, in the very first moments of the journey to infinity, we see the moon and the other planets ‘shutting down’ one by one!
Infinite darkness has come upon the earth. Is it really utterly blasphemous? I do not know. Other sources of light in the universe still illuminate the earth. As the sun disappears, so does the moon. But it is estimated that galaxies can bring about one-third of the light of a full moon to Earth. It’s a very, very small light. Aren’t we talking about country light? That’s it. In effect, whatever light there is on the morning of a new moon, it will be the same as the condition of the earth. The difference is that everywhere on earth, there will be endless new moon nights forever! With fossil fuels and electricity, it can be assumed that light will not be a problem for humans for a long time to come.

The first blow to life on Earth is that plants and some micro-organisms stop photosynthesis from the moment the sun goes down. It will stop 99.9% of the world’s natural food production. Did you know that it is this photosynthesis that keeps our oxygen level in the atmosphere constant? But fear not.

The sun is the main source of energy for most living things on earth, including us. Even a day without the sun – without the sun the unit ‘day’ has no particular meaning is another matter! – We can’t imagine. But what will be the consequences if the sun suddenly disappears one day?

Fear not, something like that is not going to happen. The sun also has a ‘life’ to live. Like other alternative stars, the Sun will continue to burn until its nuclear fuel burns out. Combustion of this fuel is the conversion of hydrogen atoms into helium. As a result of this ‘nuclear fusion’ we get heat and light. But when this fuel runs out, the sun begins to shrink inwards in the inner core. The outer layer also begins to expand. Thus the Sun becomes a ‘red giant’ and the outer layer expands into the Solar System and disappears. In any case, it will take billions of years for this condition to develop. It was almost impossible for humans or other living things to observe it then.

But imagine that one morning, with the help of some magician, the sun suddenly disappears. What will be the condition of the earth and its creatures? What will be the future of planets and life on Earth?

The first thing to understand is that the moment the sun disappears we are never going to know about it! It takes about 8 minutes and 20 seconds for sunlight to reach the earth. This means that it will be a long time before we realize that the sun is not there. Not only that; The moment he realizes this, the earth will be thrown out of its orbit around the sun. This is because the gravitational waves that help the earth revolve around the sun also travel at the speed of light. What happens if a stone is tied to a string and twisted around the head and then released quickly? The moment the string is released from the hand, the stone will begin to move in a straight line horizontally to whatever point it was at. That is the condition of the earth. Until then, the Earth would have started orbiting at a speed of 30 kilometers per second. If the other planets in the Solar System do not fall within the gravitational range, that orbit will continue indefinitely; Until it falls within the range of any other star or mass of matter.
But what about the other planets? If we observe Jupiter at that moment of darkness on Earth, we will see that planet orbiting the ‘non-existent’ sun as if nothing had happened. What’s more, even the light from that sun will be reflected! This is because light (and gravitational waves) can only reach Jupiter if it travels another 30 minutes from Earth. It will take another 30 minutes for the light rays to hit Jupiter and return to Earth. Then for about an hour we can see our neighbor Jupiter orbiting this non-existent sun !. This is also the case with other planets. Finally, in the very first moments of the journey to infinity, we see the moon and the other planets ‘shutting down’ one by one!
Infinite darkness has come upon the earth. Is it really utterly blasphemous? I do not know. Other sources of light in the universe still illuminate the earth. As the sun disappears, so does the moon. But it is estimated that galaxies can bring about one-third of the light of a full moon to Earth. It’s a very, very small light. Aren’t we talking about country light? That’s it. In effect, whatever light there is on the morning of a new moon, it will be the same as the condition of the earth. The difference is that everywhere on earth, there will be endless new moon nights forever! With fossil fuels and electricity, it can be assumed that light will not be a problem for humans for a long time to come.

The first blow to life on Earth is that plants and some micro-organisms stop photosynthesis from the moment the sun goes down. It will stop 99.9% of the world’s natural food production. Did you know that it is this photosynthesis that keeps our oxygen level in the atmosphere constant? But fear not.

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