It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Is it possible to put out the sun?

page: 1
8
<<   2  3 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 03:04 PM
link   
Hello, this is a serious metaphorical question

Lets imagine you were above the sun, with enough water, could you put it out?
How much water would be needed

What would happen, would the sun just dissapear or evaporate

Please dont attack me of course im not really thinking of doing it, but out of the box thinking like this brings new ideas to go forward.




posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 03:08 PM
link   
I like you. You're silly
a reply to: lamplighters




posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 03:08 PM
link   
a reply to: lamplighters

Yes, you could put out the sun, but you would need something far more efficient than water. See, water would evaporate into constituents before it can even touch the surface.

The most efficient way to put out the Sun (which is mostly made of matter) would be antimatter. Just build a sun with antihelium and antihydrogen atoms, and make sure your new star is as massive as the original Sun. The content of your Antisun would combine with the content of the Sun, and annihilate. Then you would have no Sun anymore.


edit on 14-11-2015 by swanne because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 03:09 PM
link   
a reply to: lamplighters

It is not that simple. The sun is not on fire. What you see is the COOL part. The heat is generated in the centre, by fusion of hydrogen. Putting water on the sun, no matter how much, does not make the sun cooler. It will only make it heavier, and thereby hotter still. In case of water, you are actually adding fuel: hydrogen.
So, the answer is simple after all: if you add water, you will just make a bigger and hotter sun.



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 03:09 PM
link   
Only way to do it is take away all the oxygen from around it so it cant burn.




Anyone would think AtS is becoming yahoo answers

edit on 14-11-2015 by crazyewok because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 03:09 PM
link   

originally posted by: swanne
a reply to: lamplighters

Yes, you could put out the sun, but it would nee far more than water. See, water would evaporate into constituents before it can even touch the surface.

Just make a sun of equal mass, and make it with antimatter. Your Antisun would combine with the Sun, and annihilate. Then you would have no Sun anymore.


How do you think it would go out, sizzle or evaporate?



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 03:10 PM
link   
We don't have enough water. If you found a genie and wished for enough water it still wouldn't be enough because the water would evaporate before it even got close to the sun.

Why do you want to kill the sun? If you kill the sun, you kill yourself and all of us with you.



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 03:11 PM
link   

originally posted by: lamplighters

Please dont attack me of course im not really thinking of doing it


Well thank goodness for that! Whew!



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 03:11 PM
link   
a reply to: lamplighters

The first problem would be gravity and directing the water flow sufficiently. Next would be to keep the temperature low enough below freezing so it would not evaporate.



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 03:12 PM
link   
Metaphorically speaking we could put out the Sun in the same way we could unsee history.



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 03:12 PM
link   
a reply to: lamplighters

Neither. It would go out in a gigantic flash of powerful electromagnetic radiations, which would destroy planets nearby, burn planets further away, and sterilize those even further.

You could say it would go BOOM.


edit on 14-11-2015 by swanne because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 03:14 PM
link   
a reply to: lamplighters

Water would do nothing...or rather, it would explode into super heated steam, but it would in no way "put out" the sun.

You need to understand: the sun isn't burning in the traditional sense (IE wood fire), it is bright and providing head due to nuclear reactions happening inside of it.

Basically, the sun is like a gigantic nuclear bomb that is constantly exploding. What keeps it together is the sheer mass of hydrogen that it is made out of. (which is becoming helium through nuclear fusion, and that process is what is releasing all that energy).

If you want to "put out" the sun, there are a few ways to do it:

1) Some how make nuclear fusion inside it impossible.....warning, normally when a star stops being able to do nuclear fusion at it's core....it explodes (goes nova or super nova).

2) Some how remove all the hydrogen....in other words: start making most of what makes the sun a star go away or disappear. Without hydrogen to fuel it's fusion reaction, it will stop (unless it had enough helium to continue that reaction, and no, right now our sun does not have enough).

3) Have some very superior technology and encapsulate the sun (Dyson Sphere).

Those are about the only ways I can think of "putting out" the sun.

edit on 11/14/2015 by eriktheawful because: (no reason given)

edit on 11/14/2015 by eriktheawful because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 03:14 PM
link   
a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

I believe we are seeing RTOABATSM - Random Thoughts Of A Bored ATS Member.

Maybe OP is about to write some science-fiction!




posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 03:16 PM
link   



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 03:17 PM
link   
Darn, was beaten to it
edit on 14-11-2015 by misterhistory because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 03:20 PM
link   

originally posted by: Stormdancer777
youtu.be...



thanks for that im watching it



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 03:27 PM
link   
You don't know about night time ?

When the sun sets, god wraps him up in a flame proof blanket to put him "out" for the night so he can sleep all snuggled in his blanky until morning



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 03:31 PM
link   
Anything you pour into the sun will just make it bigger and hotter.



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 03:33 PM
link   
It is possible to extinguish the sun!

If you sprinkle an overabundance of time on the sun, it will eventually run out of hydrogen. After consuming our solar system, it will spend the the next trillion years or so as a white dwarf.



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 03:44 PM
link   
a reply to: EternalSolace

Ooh, nice one mate!



new topics

top topics



 
8
<<   2  3 >>

log in

join