Monday, November 16, 2009

Fact: 'If the Sun were made of bananas, it would be just as hot'

Sounds ridiculous, but it's true. Consider this. "Enormous pressure leads to enormous temperature." So "it would make very little difference to the heat whether you made the sun out of hydrogen, or bananas, or patio furniture." (Telegraph) But there is this. Since the sun is made of hydrogen, we have a sustained fusion reaction that keeps it going. If we had a banana sun, it would probably cool off pretty fast.

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.