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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 1 year ago

could you guys explain to me in layman's terms what this article is talking about? is it true?

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  • Paula
    Lv 7
    1 year ago
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    No. It is not true.

    The sun is already a gigantic hydrogen bomb.

    It converts about 620,000,000 tons of hydrogen into energy every second

    Adding another kilogram or two would make no difference.

    As well, the sun's core is the only place where the nuclear reactionnis self sustaining. In the sun's atmosphere, the temperature (and pressure) are not high enough.

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  • 1 year ago

    Physically blowing up the Sun would be impracticable

    Itself is a continuous Nuclear Reaction on a scale which we alone would not have the power to replicate

    The big question is:-) Why ???

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  • Who
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    the sun is a fusion reaction (like a nuclear bomb)

    BUT it aint all going off at once - its going off in local areas -

    (cos it needs a hellova high temperature and pressure for fusion reaction to take place, but these dont exist all the time in the sun only in local areas - in a nuclear bomb these conditions are created by an atom (fission) bomb surrounding the core causing it to fuse)

    If the "Local area" in the sun could be increased in size then the resulting fusion reaction could be big enough to self sustaining and expand so that the sun would just explode in 1 HUGE explosion

    is it "true" ? - its as true as any hypothesis

    But could it actually be done ? who knows - but why would anybody want to try and who would care if it could?

    (a clue is in the article itself - the "hypothesis" was released in a "vanity" magazine

    "vanity" in that it tends to publish "articles" just cos people send them in - The articles may or may not be reviewed to check if they have any validity

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  • Dixon
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Man with keyboard says our sun will destroy the universe.

    It won't.

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  • Retief
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Did you even read the article.

    There isn't a statistical chance that a self-sustaining reaction could be started in the sun, which hasn't already happened trillions of times already. So while its an interesting concept there is no science to support it.

    The journal that published the pa[er is not peer-reviewed, not a reliable source of information.

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  • 1 year ago

    It is total bull$hit.

    For one thing, the sun is already experiencing the equivalent of <<millions>> of nuclear weapon explosions every second. Nothing that mankind could ever add would be more than a barnacle on a whale.

    Second - it wold be completely impossible to get any kind of weapon into the interior of the sun. You could not get anything to within a million miles without it being melted then vaporized and blown away with the solar wind because of the heat. There are no man made materials that can withstand that kind of heat.

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  • 1 year ago

    The idea appears to be that a properly placed series of nukes could initiate a cascade of reactions, making the sun go boom. I would have to see the calculations to even begin to judge the merits of the claim. I very much doubt the claim for a number of reasons, but chiefly on the problem of scale (the sun is really, really big) and the relatively low energy of even nuclear devices when compared to the output of the sun. On the surface, the claim strikes me as being roughly like saying a few well-timed fly collisions could derail a 100 car freight train.

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  • oyubir
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    BS.

    As your own source says.

    This article is talking about sensationalist "scientist" who published in a fake Chinese "scientific journal" a sensationalist paper claiming that with a well chose thermonuclear explosion, you can make the whole Sun blow, because the initial thermonuclear explosion (H bomb) would trigger a chain of other such explosion, until the whole Sun explodes.

    The thing is, the Sun IS made of thermonuclear explosion.

    As your source states: if there were a specific explosion (positionned at a precise location) that would trigger that, then this explosions would have already occured trillions of times.

    It would be as saying that, by dropping a drop of water in the ocean, at a precise location, you can make the whole ocean blow.

    But the Ocean is nothing else than drops of water. If there were such a thing, it would had occured trillions of times already naturally.

    So bottom line, yes, the article you quoted is true: it is true that the idea that you can blow the Sun with a H bomb is pure BS.

    (I insist: you seem not have really read the article you quoted. This article is not at all saying that you can blow the sun. This article is reporting that some sensationalist claimed so, and explains why this is BS)

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  • 1 year ago

    There's no peer-review in that journal. In fact I have a feeling it also published the ROGD "study".

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  • 1 year ago

    Sensationalism.

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