If The Sun Goes Out, Tough Times Await

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by P. Aaron, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    If The Sun Went Out, How Long Could Life On Earth Survive?
    Don't worry, you'll have time to post your goodbye selfies to Facebook.

  2. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
  3. If we had a space elevator how many drummers would it take to screw in a lightbulb turn the sun back on?
  4. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Why dont we just send a rocket to reignite the sun?
  5. eddododo

    eddododo Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2010
    my problem here is that the Sun is not a lightbulb; it 'going out' most certainly coincides with a huge change in mass, which would release the centripetal force of gravity into centrifugal force. I.E. we get flung

    Edit: to myself:
    Oops, read the whole post, butthole
  6. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once...

    Feb 24, 2013
    When photosynthesis stops, losing the bottom tier of the food chain will be the least of our worries. Plants resupply the atmospheric oxygen...
  7. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    yeah ....:ninja:

  8. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Inactive

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
  9. Tony Flow MMMM

    Tony Flow MMMM

    Dec 4, 2012
    I'm pretty sure current oxygen levels would last is 1000 yesrs
  10. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I believe her.....


  11. eddododo

    eddododo Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2010
    Actually the bulk of earths oxygen if from Diatoms

    Good news ish, except that theyre fragile against temperature change
  12. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    funny that you had posted this yesterday. My 8 year old son had actually asked that same question a few days ago. I had tasked him with finding out by doing some research on my laptop. He actually nailed it!
  13. sloasdaylight

    sloasdaylight Inactive

    Feb 4, 2009
    Tampa, Florida, US
    None, obviously. We'd have to start with a lunar elevator starting here and going to one of the Sun's LaGrange points. Plus, you'd have to put the space elevator on a drum stool so we could spin the drummer enough to drill into the sun.
  14. paste


    Oct 3, 2011
    This reminds me of the stuff ice nine from Cat's Cradle.