Sure, the sun is a giant ball of superheated gases, metals, and other materials swirling round and round in a contained, electromagnetic field. And sure, it’s super hot; and super bright. But – let’s forget all of that and think about the giant core of of our closest star – the metal core, that is.
(kids – unlike other internet sites that fail to mention that the internet is not full of “fact only content”, please note that this is only theoretical – not facts – just theories … so don’t quote this as a fact in your essay or it’s your own fault!!)
To give the sun’s core, and the magnetic pull of the sun on the solar system (and even itself with those giant flares), it’s due, it would help to consider an alternative to the idea that the core itself is made up solely of gases. Again, this requires a consideration that gases, no matter how densely packed (especially helium and hydrogen), don’t usually create large, electromagnetic fields. What if- just “what if” the sun’s core were made up of the same materials as the core of a planet – like iron (or at least contained a lot of iron in it)? Superficially, it would be in a molten state, swirling round and round, generating the enormous em energy that surrounds the sun. Of course, it doesn’t have to be iron – there is a high probability that there are metals out there in the infinite stretches of the universe that we have yet to discover.
But, “no” you say – science has determined that the core of the sun is helium and hydrogen gas. Let’s consider then, for a moment, that a giant heavenly body turning in space, at the center of a solar system has a gravitational field so powerful that getting too close would be a tremendous mistake as it could quickly suck you in. What about those poor, helpless little particles, meteors, and gases floating through space that get pulled into its center?
The masses of particles pulled into the sun would be pulled directly toward its core. Yes, it’s true that many of the stand-alone particles could be broken down to their subatomic level and eventually destroyed, creating nuclear and greater explosions (solar flares, maybe?). But, not all. Many would head toward the center and convert to, and remain in, their molten state. And, over the course of say, a trillion years or so, that molten flow of energy would build up, larger and larger, still highly radioactive and generating a tremendous amount of heat and energy. Once large enough, the core could even transition its nature state of being into one that interacts with gases such as helium and hydrogen in an explosive manner.
After all, molecules tend to not “bump” into one another for a very good, anti-explosive purpose. When those molecules are forced against their will to be compounded toward the center of a massive gravitational field, their likelihood of rubbing shoulders is increased and so is the resultant energy (aka – the sun). But, without a magnetic core to keep them coming in, they would escape, maintain their distance, and frankly – not do much.
So – back to our sun. A super, metal-rich meteor with a high level of volatility and radioactivity collides with another object and the result is a massive release of energy that is suddenly drawn in on itself by the equally strong gravitational force that’s generated (little black holes from big explosions, anyone?). Once drawn in, the heated, radioactive state continues to keep the metal and debris in a molten state, breaking down over time. Gases, dust particles, metals, and more are drawn in. As more and more nuclear-level explosions occur and heated particles are drawn toward the center, the stronger that ball of energy becomes.
Eventually, we have – the sun. But – at its heart is a massive, molten core. Yet, this core, over time, grows with the star. As the core grows, the center moves farther and farther away from the super-heated, explosive and radioactive activity, cooling down. The densely packed particles (metals), both by the nature of being so massively crushed in upon themselves, and by their distance from the heat, begin to cool down and solidify. This creates a perfect sphere of highly charged, electromagnetically radioactive, and gravitationally powerful metal. This ball forms the forces that generate the gravity for our solar system.
As a star grows larger and larger and its core grows, there are a few things that can happen:
First, it can begin a cool-down process, changing its state of being, and the emitted light can change frequencies and appear as blue, reflecting off of the metallic core and higher-levels of radioactivity. Second, it can continue to expand, becoming a red giant with an even higher level of radioactivity. In the red giant model, the star itself is still yellow, but the gravitational forces and heat are so intense that the light is physically pulled in upon itself and photons are then re-aligned in a more precise manner and is emitted in much the same way laser light is emitted.
And, when we see those black, little spots on the sun’s surface – rather than thinking of them as electromagnetic energy that condenses upon itself and rapidly super cools the highly charged, radioactive gases on the sun’s surface (which almost feels like an oxymoron – or at least an impossibility), what we see are portions of the core. As the core is still being superheated and charged, cracks do appear and parts do break off. As they do, the super heated gases can leak in between those cracks, smashing in upon themselves and causing a temporary reversal of magnetic energy in the core fragment causing it to rapidly pull away toward the surface of the sun. It’s black, because – as I previously wrote, the core is radioactive, but it is not a hot burning gas (and against the bright background of the sun – looks black).
As that fragment continues to break down (with a weakened electromagnetic bond having been thrust away from the core), it slowly comes apart. These particles are then pulled into the swirling masses of the surrounding convective zone. Here, they either eventually return to the core or are broken down to their subatomic particles, releasing massive amounts of energy.
But – something else happens, too. A few of those metallic particles can continue to stay charged with a reverse, electromagnetic energy. While they are constantly dodging their surrounding, superheated gases, as they reach the core, there is a sudden, massive exchange of ionized particles between the opposing charges of the core and the fragment so massive that it not only cracks the core that has already begun to heal (which eventually leads to more fragments breaking off and continuing the cycle), but that singular charge, concentrated (like lightening), shoots away from the core, taking with it a massive amount of the superheated gases and charges away from the sun’s surface.
This volcanic-like eruption of magnetically charged particles (which continue to carry an opposing charge), once in the surrounding space of the sun, are suddenly drawn right back in by the sun’s electromagnetic field (opposites attract), and plummet straight back toward the core, acting as the superheated energy that can cause fragmentation. And, again, this process starts over again – and again – and again.
This brings us to the collapse of a star and a white dwarf. We’ve seen what happens under tremendous pressures at the deepest depths of our oceans to contained gases. while a can of soda will implode, so would a star. But, what causes the complete reversal of electromagnetic energy? If a star were purely gas, a massive explosion at its center that created a greater gravitational force than the star itself has is one possibility … although it doesn’t lend much of an understanding as to why or how a white dwarf would be left.
In fact, I would argue that an exploding star results in a nebula. But, a collapsing star would be the result of a massive, radioactive core that suddenly reverses polarity and the two, oppositely charged forces pull in on one another in a release of energy that expels the majority of gasses and leaves only the highly charged particles of the radioactive core and a few lingering gases behind. What could cause this reversal of polarity? It’s already believed that the sun reverses polarity once every 11 years. and, magnets usually reverse or lose polarity when struck. so – what happens if at the polar ends of the solid core, the heated gases begin to bore through?
That would explain a reversal of energy. Of course, a core that becomes shattered over time, slowly crushing the gases between it as it pulls in on itself would strike with such resounding force that it could reverse the polarity of the entire star. But, for a star as small as ours, once every 11 years is nothing. For a red or blue giant, it would happen only once every hundred thousand years. That much build-up of energy would be too much for a simple “polarity shift”, and could very well explain the resultant explosion of a star.
Of course, this is all conjecture, but there is a lot to be said for some of the basic principles of physics, even under quantum variances, when considering the infrastructure of our universe. 🙂 Smile and enjoy the sun – it keeps us warm!!! (although – I prefer the rain).