It turns out that one of the disadvantages of a long-term blog with lots of worthy material is that sometimes I lose track of fine work that I want to post. And sometimes I find it again. This morning I came across this poem by California conservationist Richard Retecki. Love Physics by Richard Retecki equal forces oppositely directed canceled to zero
Into the Sun
When I was about 8 years old, shoveling snow on a freezing day in Colorado, I wished that I could be instantly transported to the surface of the Sun, just for a nanosecond, then instantly transported back. I figured this would be long enough to warm me up but not long enough to harm me. What would actually happen?
AJ, Kansas City
Believe it or not, this wouldn't even warm you.
The temperature of the surface of the Sun is about 5,800 K,Or °C. When temperatures start