Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Sun is a mass of incandescent gas...

I've decided it would be fun to become a dogmatic supporter of the Iron Sun theory. This theory basically posits that our Sun is not actually a mass of incandescent gas, as They Migh Be Giants claim, but in fact has an iron core.

I just really dig the idea of maverick scientists (or anyone else, for that matter) pushing against the conventional wisdom and advocating a theory that contradicts the accepted model of solar activity and formation. I can't really tell which model is best supported by the data. I just like the idea that there's more than one idea out there.

And hey, if some white dwarf stars are giant diamonds, why couldn't our Sun be made of iron?

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