Originally posted by Violater1
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
No, I didn't miss it.
It displayed nothing relevant to the thread.
And to erkawful:
if you look at the sun in the 450 nm range (visible light), you won't see the coronal hole, or any hole for that matter, because there is no
actual physical hole there for you to see.
So I guess because it's something we can't see, or grasp, it must not be there.
Luis Pasteur, Sir Isaac Newton and Nicolaus Copernicus are rolling in there graves.
Thank you for your very very thoughtful contribution.
edit on 27-1-2013 by Violater1 because: (no reason given)
It's okay, I'll over look it, and instead address what you brought up.
I said that there was no physical hole in the surface of the sun. There isn't. If there were, you would see that in the visible light images....oh,
and for you information, if there were a physical hole in the sun's surface, there would be 2 things to note:
1) The hole would not look dark. Quite the opposite in fact because the further into the sun you go, the more amount of photons there
are.....therefore the hole would appear bright....a LOT brighter than the surface of the sun.
2) The sun would be exploding. It would be exploding because the sun has a balance of physical mass pushing down on the nuclear fusion going on at the
sun's core. The sun is always trying to explode, but the amount of mass that is bearing down on it keeps this from happening. Scope a large enough
hole out of the sun, and you'll upset that balance.
So what is it that you are seeing in the UV images? I've already explained this before, perhaps you missed it.....or you ignored it. I'll be nice and
go with you simply missed it.
What you are seeing in those pictures is the sun's atmosphere. The corona. You are seeing a hole in the plasma density of that atmosphere. The area
that you are paying attention to (the black area) is black because that is the surface of the sun. Think of the bright areas as clouds, and the "hole"
you are looking at as a opening in those clouds.
So yes, I suppose one could actually call it a "hole". But I'm afraid they are very incorrect when they say it's a hole in the sun. It's not. It's a
"hole" in the magnetic, plasma dense atmosphere of the sun called the corona.
By the way: Luis Pasteur, Sir Isaac Newton and Nicolaus Copernicus were not solar scientists.
Pasteur was a chemist and microbiologist.
Newton was a physicist, mathematician, and astronomer.
Copernicus was a mathematician and astronomer.
But again, none of them knew what the sun was made of, or even why it shines like it does. How about that?
edit on 27-1-2013 by eriktheawful
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