Saturday, August 4, 2012


Filaments of solar plasma, which are not a solid, liquid or gas; they're a state-of-matter all their own. Kinda like a gas that can have structure. Wow!

It's summer. It's hot. Day after day after day. 

Of course our heat comes from the Sun just 93,000,000 miles away where today the surface temperatures will reach a balmy 5,400º Kelvin or roughly 9,980º Fahrenheit with not a cloud in the sky. No rain, no water, no condos on the beach; just a bunch of hydrogen atoms slamming into one another making helium. Day in and day out; 4.57 billion years of it. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da. Basic nuclear fusion, no big deal except for the heat and light it generates. You'd hardly notice.

Just so you know, because it passed quickly in the closing credits, the music played in the video in my last post is called Kaneda's Death (Part 2) Adagio in D Minor by John Murphy. The outstanding piece was used in the movie Sunshine by Danny Boyle (of Olympic Opening Ceremony fame).

Here's a link to hear it in its entirety:

1 comment:

Marie said...

I'm without sound just now and will have to come back to this piece to listen to it. Sorry I have been away a while. I got very behind in everything! I've missed visiting you here.