New theory about the sun takes shape
Posted by DA Morgan on Jul 17, 2002 at 11:50
For years, scientists have assumed that the sun is an enormous mass of hydrogen. But in a paper presented before the American Astronomical Society, Dr. Oliver Manuel, a professor of nuclear chemistry at UMR, says iron, not hydrogen, is the sun's most abundant element.
Manuel claims that hydrogen fusion creates some of the sun's heat, as hydrogen -- the lightest of all elements -- moves to the sun's surface. But most of the heat comes from the core of an exploded supernova that continues to generate energy within the iron-rich interior of the sun, Manuel says.
For more on this fascinating idea Click Here .
- Re: New theory about the sun takes shape Uncle Al 17/7 14:38 (2)
Post a Followup