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Sights and Sounds of the Sun
There is very little sound in space. Can you imagine what the sun would sound like if you could hear it up close? Fortunately, we hear the echoes of the sun’s silent roar here on earth. We can also see the influence and power of our life-giving star. Here a few videos I took today at one of my favorite parks. I also include a photograph below. I love the contrast of green and blue…I don’t know why…but it is so beautiful. When I experience and enjoy days like this…and I reflect on my life…I would be ok if death came calling…after such a walk. I have loved…I have succeeded…I have failed…I have lived.
Sound of the Sun
The Sun, 109 times the size of Earth and 330,000 times the Earth’s mass, represents 99.9% of our solar system’s mass. Four million metric tons of matter is converted into energy every second. The core burns at 27 million degrees Fahrenheit. In 5 billion years scientists predict the sun will begin to die and slowly begin to expand. The Sun’s expanded radius will boil away the Earth’s oceans and tidal forces will pull the Earth into the Sun and incinerate.
I hear there is no sound in space. But imagine, if you will, the sound of the Sun. I imagine the sound to be like the continuous explosion of a thousand erupting volcanoes combined with the roar of a billion forest trees ferociously burning every second. Perhaps the silent power is even more terrifying. Who really knows how much longer the Sun will silently burn in such an ideal manner for us animate creatures here on Earth?