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Last Post 3/23/2020 11:12 AM by  Kris Sigsbee
Can the sun be put out with water?
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3/23/2020 5:53 AM
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    Can the sun be put out with water?

    Kris Sigsbee

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    3/23/2020 11:12 AM

    No, you cannot put out the Sun with water. The Sun is not burning like a campfire. The light and heat from the Sun actually come from nuclear reactions that fuse atoms of hydrogen into helium deep inside the Sun's core. The Sun's core has a temperature of millions of degrees. In contrast, a campfire can typically reach temperatures of about 1000 degrees Fahrenheit.

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