Thursday, September 6, 2012

Dr. Z weighs in on sun killers




Could a supervillain destroy the sun that gives our planet life? When a writer for the science website Life’s Little Mysteries pondered that question, he turned to PPPL Deputy Director Michael Zarnstorff for his astrophysical expertise. Zarnstorff dismissed such notions as poisoning the sun’s fusion reaction, or siphoning off plasma to make the sun evaporate, as too far-fetched. But he said creating a black hole in the center of Old Sol might conceivably do the trick. To read how that would work, click here: http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/2844-star-destroying-superweapon.html
--- John Greenwald

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