Don’t let anyone tell you that science has all the answers. Often they are just groping in the dark. The first video is the latest from the “Sky Scholar” P.M. Robitaille and is part of a series but you can watch it even if you haven’t seen the others. I must find time to watch his other stuff. All the links to scientific papers are below his video just click watch on YouTube. I thought this was very interesting and it is based on spectrograms of solar light taken with satellites. Light is monochromatic but it splits into rainbow wavelengths through a prism our sky is blue because of refraction splitting off the blue wavelength.
Why Is the Sky Blue? (3 min)
Robitaille seems to be making the case that the solar atmosphere (chromosphere) is dense matter not gaseous as the spectrograms detect elemental substances (metals) in the solar spectrum transitioning to different energy levels and emitting light as the do so. All atoms have electrons in different orbits (shells). They are actually in different zones and the quantum probability tells us that they can be anywhere because the speed and location of said particle cannot be known. You can know the speed but not the location and vice versa. So the shell model is simplified but will suffice. In takes energy for an electron to jump from one level (shell) to another and when the electron does so light is emitted. They can calculate how much energy should be emitted and compare it with the readings. This is interesting science and very clever. So, elemental chemical reactions are happening and our star is putting elements into space as well as radiation?
The Chromosphere & Second Solar Spectrum: Monitoring the Chemical Playground of the Sun! (27 min)
Ron Hatch: Relativity in the Light of GPS | EU2013 (38 min)