posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 06:21 PM
The amount of ignorance on this thread is mind boggling. Personally, I don't what is so fantastic about the idea of water vapor existing on the sun,
seems reasonable to me, just from having the barest understanding of what stars are and how they work. I suggest that any people interested in this
thread read the first five pages of a book called, "Blackholes and Warped Spacetime" by William Kaufmann. The first chapter "Evolution of stars
explains how stars work and actually makes the idea of water vapor at least temporarily existing on the sun seem like a logical idea.
Since I can't find the book online to quote and I don't really want to type large excerpts from the first chapter by hand, I will simply paraphrase
the general understanding of the process of how stars function. All stars are fusion reactors, meaning they take lighter elements and fuse them into
heavier elements. All stars start out as being primarily hydrogen. In there initial phase they undergo hydrogen reaction and fuse the hydrogen for
most of their power. The by product of the hydrogen fusion is helium. After the star fuses most of the hydrogen at it's core it enters a state of
helium reaction. It begins to fuse the helium for it's power. The by product of helium fusion is carbon and oxygen....As you can see the sun itself
just by the nature of how it functions, has hydrogen in it and eventually begin forming oxygen.
Now that you realize that both hydrogen and oxygen exist in the sun, the only question is how they fuse together to make water vapor even if the vapor
only exist temporarily.....well the sun is a fusion reactor as I said in the beginning, which means by the nature of it's functioning it kind of
fuses elements together.
So looking at all that I don't really see why the idea is really so amazing, improbable, or unbelievable.