Re: Set the controls for the heart of the Sun

Mark Grant (
Sun, 17 Aug 1997 10:34:34 +0000

On Fri, 15 Aug 1997, Carl Feynman wrote:

> then just dropping the whole ball in. The Sun is, after all, gas all the
> way down, and much less dense than the bomb, so according to my calculations
> the bomb should fall to the core in about half an hour.

I thought (based on memories of my astrophysics class a few years ago)
that the outer layers of the sun were about as dense as water? Still much
less dense than lead, but far more dense than air...