The solar system is home to the earth, and there are eight planets in this home, of which only the earth is a beautiful planet of life. The reason why the earth can become a rare planet of life is inseparable from the sun.
Without the suitable temperature and light that the sun brings to the earth, there would be no liquid water on the surface of the earth, no life would be born, let alone the birth of human beings. In a sense, the sun is the mother of life on earth.
People in ancient times deified the sun because they lacked the help of technology and didn’t know much about the sun. But after human beings entered the age of science and technology, with the help of science and technology, we finally understood that the sun is actually a universal star in the universe. There are hundreds of billions of such stars in the Milky Way, and there are countless in the entire universe. .
A star is a very massive, constantly burning fireball. When it comes to burning, many people think of extinguishing it through a certain method. On earth, once a fire breaks out, we can extinguish the fire through various methods and let the burning objects return to calm. So for the burning stars in the universe, do we have a way to extinguish them?
Someone once posted such an interesting topic on the Internet about how to extinguish the sun. The vast number of netizens have also used their brains and put forward various methods, so are these methods hopeful to extinguish the sun? Let’s take a brief look at the various methods of extinguishing the sun proposed by netizens.
The first method is to use massive amounts of water to extinguish the sun. We all know that on earth, firefighters use water to extinguish fires. As long as there is sufficient water, there is no fire that cannot be extinguished. Even the virgin forest fire that occurred in Australia at the end of last year and lasted for several months, as long as there is a rain in nature, it will have to be extinguished obediently.
Therefore, in many people’s perceptions, water and fire are insoluble, and water can completely restrain fire. So can the sun be restrained and extinguished by relying on water? The answer is impossible. We have to understand that the combustion in our perception is a kind of fossil combustion, and it needs to rely on oxygen in the air to support combustion. As long as the air is cut off and there is no supply of oxygen, the combustion will naturally go out.
The reason why water can extinguish the burning of fossils is because it can cut off the air, and the combustion will automatically extinguish without the help of oxygen. But the burning of the sun is different from ordinary fossil burning. It is a nuclear fusion reaction, and the combustion required is hydrogen and helium. The nuclear fusion reaction does not require the help of oxygen, and water is composed of hydrogen atoms and oxygen atoms. When the water is close to the sun, hydrogen will be decomposed, and it will become the combustion of nuclear fusion instead.
Therefore, pouring a large amount of water on the sun can only intensify the nuclear fusion reaction. Not only can it not extinguish the sun, but it will make the sun burn more vigorously and have a counterproductive effect. It can be seen that it is a very stupid idea to extinguish the sun with water. It is not to extinguish the sun, but to add fuel to the fire.
The second method uses a sufficient amount of nuclear bombs to extinguish the sun. Nuclear weapons use the energy generated by atomic collisions. Hydrogen bombs are an uncontrollable nuclear fusion reaction. Therefore, to some extent, nuclear weapons have many similarities with the internal combustion of the sun. Then, relying on the similar properties of nuclear weapons, can the sun be extinguished? The answer is also impossible.
Some people may say that the sun is too huge, and its mass accounts for 99.86% of the entire solar system. After the human nuclear weapons reach the sun, they can only tick the sun. They have no effect at all, and naturally they cannot extinguish the sun. Is this really true? If you think so, you are wrong. The sun is very huge. There is no doubt that it is a star after all.
But no matter how big a star is, as long as it breaks its internal balance, it can be destroyed. Human nuclear weapons are indeed insignificant in front of the sun, but if there are a large number of nuclear weapons hitting the sun, it will also have a very large impact. The power of nuclear weapons explosions can also affect the balance of the sun.
However, the impact of such an impact cannot extinguish the sun. Instead, it may intensify its internal nuclear fusion reaction like fueling the sun, causing the sun to burn more vigorously, and even produce a series of uncontrollable terrible consequences. Therefore, we cannot use nuclear weapons to blow up the sun and hope to extinguish it. That is unrealistic and impossible.
The third method is to use antimatter to extinguish the sun. For antimatter, we believe that everyone knows that there is positive matter in this universe, and antimatter naturally exists, and the amount of positive and anti-matter is the same, but the antimatter is hidden in the depth of the positive and anti-matter. Only through certain methods can the anti-matter be extracted.
At present, scientists have been able to produce a small amount of antimatter in the laboratory. When the positive and negative matter meet, they will annihilate each other and cancel each other, explode and generate huge energy. If enough antimatter is used to bombard the sun, can the sun be extinguished?
In fact, this method has the same effect as using nuclear bombs to attack the sun. They cannot extinguish the sun, but will trigger a more violent nuclear fusion reaction. It can be seen that the use of antimatter to extinguish the sun is also undesirable.
As we can see from the above three methods, they all use devastating methods to try to extinguish the sun. This is obviously impossible. We don’t want to extinguish the sun to destroy the sun. If the sun is destroyed, the solar system will no longer exist. So what method can extinguish the sun stably and safely?
Some people may say that no matter what method is used to extinguish the sun, it will not work. Is this really the case? If you think so, you are quite wrong. Although a star is a relatively powerful celestial body in the universe, there are still many things that can restrain it. Below we introduce a method that can safely extinguish the sun, which is to use black holes.
As for the black hole, I believe everyone knows that it can be called the overlord celestial body of the universe. The characteristic of a black hole is to swallow, whether it is stars, planets, or other celestial bodies, or light, once it enters its horizon, it cannot escape, and it will eventually be swallowed and disappeared.
We can think of a black hole as an extremely powerful vacuum cleaner. Any matter close to it will be absorbed and swallowed. If we put a black hole next to the sun or throw it into the sun, relying on the powerful phagocytic ability of the black hole, we can continue to swallow the sun’s hydrogen and other substances. If the sun burns without hydrogen, nuclear fusion will naturally stop, and it will go out.
Although it is theoretically possible, it is not easy to do so. First of all, we have a small black hole with a very suitable size and mass. The sun is a small star, and it can’t stand the swallowing of larger black holes. Once a black hole with a constant star comes close to the sun, it will eventually swallow the entire sun, even the entire solar system.
To make the sun go out without destroying the sun and the solar system, the mass of the black hole must be very small, and such miniature black holes may not exist in the universe, and artificial black holes are needed. However, humans’ understanding of black holes is currently limited to knowing their existence, but they have almost no knowledge of the nature of black holes.
Therefore, it is impossible for humans to create a black hole. Of course, with the rapid development of human technology, once we fully understand black holes in the future, perhaps artificial black holes can also be realized. At that time, can we extinguish the sun? The answer is naturally no. If the sun goes out, life on the earth will not survive.
Some people may think that it is meaningless for us to discuss how to extinguish the sun, but in fact it is very meaningful. Only when we understand how to extinguish the sun can we better protect the sun. We must know that the life of the sun is not infinite. After 1 billion years, the sun may expand toward the red giant star, threatening the survival of the earth and human beings.
Only when we have a sufficient understanding of the sun can we change the destiny of the sun in the future. We must know that the power of science and technology is infinite. The normal destiny of the sun is to evolve into a white dwarf after 5 billion years, but with the help of human science and technology, the sun’s lifespan may increase substantially. After 5 billion years, it can still serve the earth without leaving human beings. Solar system.