The sun has been shine for billions of years, where all the photons go?

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  1. jcc Registered Senior Member

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    Tiny fiction is absorbed by our planets, what about the rest light/photon go? Vanished into darkness?

    Seems conflict with energy conservation?
     
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  3. Janus58 Valued Senior Member

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    The vast majority are spread out in the sphere extending billions of light years outward from the Sun. The rest have interacted with the matter spread out in that same sphere and given their energy up to it.
     
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  5. jcc Registered Senior Member

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    All the stars around us will give energy to us, the sun gives us energy all the time, how come our temperature is not keep raising?

    What about the photons never meet any matter? Just vanished into space? If energy is conserved, should the universe getting hotter by time?
     
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  7. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    All that energy might go to expand the universe. ???????
     
  8. origin Heading towards oblivion Valued Senior Member

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    The earth reradiates the radiation from the sun. The other stars are too far away. Think of how cold Pluto is and how relatively close it is to the sun it is.
    They do not vanish they keep moving unless they hit something.
    Good question. Since the beginning of the universe there has been no energy created, and since the universe is expanding that means that the density of energy is decreasing as the universe ages so the universe is getting colder not hotter.
     
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  9. krash661 [MK6] transitioning scifi to reality Valued Senior Member

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    entropy.. just a thought..

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    shrugs.
     
  10. origin Heading towards oblivion Valued Senior Member

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    Uh oh, wellwisher alert.
     
  11. krash661 [MK6] transitioning scifi to reality Valued Senior Member

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    shrugs. ponder this. shrugs again. it's not rocket science[<~~sarcastic-ness].
     
  12. jcc Registered Senior Member

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    So what is photon made of? A fiction of matter? A tiny bit powder of an electron?
     
  13. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Just a thought - do you mean "fraction" rather than "fiction"?

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  14. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    Havn't you asked this before?
    A photon is the fundamental carrier and quanta of EMR.

    Here is a rather basic article that may help in you learning more about light/photons and EMR in general.....If that is your purpose in being here.
    http://www.universetoday.com/74027/what-are-photons/
     
  15. jcc Registered Senior Member

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    Yes, typo, thanks!
     
  16. jcc Registered Senior Member

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    Thanks.

    That article says nothing helping me.
     
  17. AlexG Like nailing Jello to a tree Valued Senior Member

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    I think its been established that nothing can help this troll.
     
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  18. krash661 [MK6] transitioning scifi to reality Valued Senior Member

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    an element of pure energy, nothing more.
    travels as a wave; reacts as a particle. simple, correct ?
     
  19. krash661 [MK6] transitioning scifi to reality Valued Senior Member

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    shrugs, evolve your comprehension. shrugs.
     
  20. jcc Registered Senior Member

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    Not simple.

    What is energy? How energy has anything to do with photon? Why is photons have different energy/color but all travel at c?

    If you use same gun to shoot different mass bullets, they go different speed.
     
  21. krash661 [MK6] transitioning scifi to reality Valued Senior Member

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    shrugs... instead of replying to show whatever you believe to be consider intelligence, why not just ponder what i stated ?
     
  22. AlexG Like nailing Jello to a tree Valued Senior Member

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    jcc has had this explained many,many,many times. He is either totally unable to learn, perhaps do to being dropped on his head repeatably as an infant or he's a persistent troll.
     
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  23. krash661 [MK6] transitioning scifi to reality Valued Senior Member

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    alex, yes yes... i understand. i have read a lot of your post, on many forums. no intensions of my hulk-ness towards you at all.
     
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