Gentlemen, the Sun is something very important. We all love that big ball of fire in the sky. In fact, his intense heat and energy are so essential to life that some people actually worship him like a god! Weird people. But I guess they have a point. It’s safe to say that lying on the beach on some tropical island would not be the same if we lived in perpetual cold darkness.
On the other hand, things are not all literally filled with sunlight. There are many scientists who fear the Sun and the chaos that she (yes, she!) Can cause. Here’s a look at 7 ways the Sun could basically screw us up.
1. Make the Almost Impossible Interplanetary Journey
Friends, one day we will have to find other planets to colonize if we want to keep human civilization alive. Unfortunately, the Sun will make it as difficult as possible through its radiation. While the Earth’s magnetosphere protects us from the Sun’s deadliest radiation, we are practically alone once we leave the planet. As a result, humans will find it difficult to travel in space for long periods of time. Unless we develop the technology to create spacesuits made of the magnetosphere, I guess.
2. Evaporate Our Water Supplies
Although this article is intended to show the Sun as a bad person, the truth is that it is currently classified as a main-sequence star, the period of its life when it is stable and even good heart. However, in a trillion years (the year 1,000’002,018 to be precise) it will have grown by 10%, making the Earth so hot that our oceans begin to evaporate. Okay, most of us won’t be alive by then. But I feel bad for those of you who will.
3. Coronal Mass Ejections
Although this sounds more like a medical condition, it is actually a solar explosion in which a cloud of plasma is propelled in any direction at millions of miles per hour. Although it is unlikely that it could destroy the Earth. Any eruption in our path would have the potential to massively disrupt our electrical systems and plunge us into the Middle Ages. That would be a serious adjustment for everyone. Except for the Mennonites, I guess.
4. Boil Our Water Supply
Remember in # 2 we talked about how the Sun will evaporate our water supply? Those were the good times. It turns out that things will get worse. As more and more water evaporates, it will become trapped in our atmosphere, creating a greenhouse gas effect that will heat our planet to the point where the water begins to boil. Eventually, all bodies of water will disappear, forcing us to take showers using liquid alternatives like milk and apple juice. Or even plain liquid soap.
5. Help Water to Escape from Our Atmosphere
Remember that in # 4 we…. well, you get the point. Here we like nostalgia. Although all the water will boil out of the oceans, it will continue to float in the atmosphere. Until that is, the Sun becomes an angry red giant, at which point the incessant bombardment of solar energy will split the water molecules into their components which are hydrogen and oxygen. The respective elements will leave our atmosphere and go to a better place, since at that stage “any place other than Earth” will be considered as “better”.
6. UV radiation
Thanks to the depletion of the ozone layer as a result of human activity, the Sun has been getting its revenge by bombarding our planet with ultraviolet (ultraviolet?!?!) Rays from the Sun. Yes, all of them We enjoyed that bright brown summer tan, but at what cost? Well, according to a report published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, skin cancer has been on the rise in the last 30 years.
7. Geomagnetic Storms
In 1859 (also known as the Age of Dinosaurs), the Sun became very conceited and decided to ruin our day in the form of a great solar storm. The results were so brilliant that the Northern Lights could be seen from Hawaii! If modern technology (electricity in particular) had existed back then, it would have ruined us. There was no longer the Internet to navigate. There were no Kardashians to meet them. We’re out of the woods, right? In reality, scientists warn that it will most likely happen one day. However, I have no problem, I have a plan. We will simply generate electricity by making the hamsters run on small treadmills.