posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 01:56 PM
Originally posted by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
reply to post by adjensen
And the radiation the sun puts out is in the form of heat. So yes, the suns heat is the same thing as its radiation.
Wow, whoever graduated you from high school with the belief that radiation is heat should be ashamed. Yes, the sun puts out thermal radiation. It
also puts out ultraviolet radiation, it puts out gamma radiation. IT PUTS OUT LIGHT, FOR PETE'S SAKES. Do you honestly believe that light and heat
are the same thing?
As for my original point, if you started sailing toward the sun in an unprotected spacecraft, you would die from electromagnetic radiation exposure
far sooner that when you started to burn up from the heat of the sun (actually, you'd pretty much freeze to death instantly, if you weren't in a
protected spacecraft, but that's neither here nor there.)
Why do you think that spacecraft are protected? Radiation
protection of spacecraft
No, wait, never mind, I don't want to know.