if the sun went out

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what would happen if the sun went out?

Submitted: June 29, 2013

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it is highly unlikely that the sun would go out but if in some way it did it would  affect us very much. lest start with the benefits

Reduced risk of solar flares:  Solar flares can be very dangerous, especially for astronauts working in space.  Solar flares can also cause telephone wires to catch fire which is not good. If the Sun went out, this threat would be eliminated.

Improved satellite service: When a communications satellite passes in front of the Sun, the Sun can drown out the satellite's radio signal, causing an interruption in service. Deactivating the Sun would solve this problem.

Better astronomy: Without the Sun, ground-based observatories would be able to operate around the clock. The air which would be cooler, would create less atmospheric noise, which would reduce the load on adaptive optics systems and allow for better images.

Stable dust: Without sunlight, there would be no Poynting–Robertson drag, which means we would finally be able to place dust into a stable orbit around the Sun without the orbits decaying. I’m not sure whether anyone wants to do that, but you never know.

Reduced infrastructure costs: It would cost $20 billion per year over the next 20 years to repair and maintain all US bridges. Most US bridges are over water; without the Sun, we could save money by simply driving on a strip of asphalt laid across the ice.

Cheaper trade: Time zones make trade more expensive; it's harder to do business with someone if their office hours don't overlap with yours. If the Sun went out, it would eliminate the need for time zones.

Safer Children: According to the North Dakota Department of Health, babies younger than six months should be kept out of direct sunlight. Without sunlight, our children would be safer.

Safer combat pilots: Many people sneeze when exposed to bright sunlight, and it may be dangerous to fighter pilots during flight. If the Sun went dark, it would stop this danger to pilots.

Safer parsnip: Wild parsnip is a surprisingly nasty plant. Its leaves contain chemicals called furocoumarins, which can be absorbed by human skin without causing symptoms ... at first. However, when the skin is then exposed to sunlight (even days or weeks later), the furocoumarins cause a nasty chemical burn. This is called phytophotodermatitis.  A darkened Sun would take us from the parsnip threat.

In conclusion, if the Sun went out, we would see a variety of benefits across many areas of our lives.Reduced risk of solar flares:  Solar flares can be very dangerous, especially for astronauts working in space.  Solar flares can also cause telephone wires to catch fire which is not good. If the Sun went out, this threat would be eliminated.

Improved satellite service: When a communications satellite passes in front of the Sun, the Sun can drown out the satellite's radio signal, causing an interruption in service. Deactivating the Sun would solve this problem.

Better astronomy: Without the Sun, ground-based observatories would be able to operate around the clock. The air which would be cooler, would create less atmospheric noise, which would reduce the load on adaptive optics systems and allow for better images.

Stable dust: Without sunlight, there would be no Poynting–Robertson drag, which means we would finally be able to place dust into a stable orbit around the Sun without the orbits decaying. I’m not sure whether anyone wants to do that, but you never know.

Reduced infrastructure costs: It would cost $20 billion per year over the next 20 years to repair and maintain all US bridges. Most US bridges are over water; without the Sun, we could save money by simply driving on a strip of asphalt laid across the ice.

Cheaper trade: Time zones make trade more expensive; it's harder to do business with someone if their office hours don't overlap with yours. If the Sun went out, it would eliminate the need for time zones.

Safer Children: According to the North Dakota Department of Health, babies younger than six months should be kept out of direct sunlight. Without sunlight, our children would be safer.

Safer combat pilots: Many people sneeze when exposed to bright sunlight, and it may be dangerous to fighter pilots during flight. If the Sun went dark, it would stop this danger to pilots.

Safer parsnip: Wild parsnip is a surprisingly nasty plant. Its leaves contain chemicals called furocoumarins, which can be absorbed by human skin without causing symptoms ... at first. However, when the skin is then exposed to sunlight (even days or weeks later), the furocoumarins cause a nasty chemical burn. This is called phytophotodermatitis.  A darkened Sun would take us from the parsnip threat.

In conclusion, if the Sun went out, we would see a variety of benefits across many areas of our lives.

now for the bad things (this list is very short)

we would all freeze and die

THE END

r.i.p humans


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