Our Sun is Losing Mass and Its Grip on Our Solar System

Our Sun is Losing Mass and Its Grip on Our Solar System:  A team of researchers at MIT has confirmed that as our sun gets older, it is losing mass - which makes its gravitational pull weaker and the orbit of our planets expand.  Sooooo, the all planet’s orbits are expanding?  I though 2017 seemed like one hell of a long year!


Rebuilding Your Life After Leaving A Polygamous Sect:  In a recent article, a man who left a fundamentalist sect of the Mormon church that still practices polygamy, discussed some of the difficulties he experienced while attempting to transition back into mainstream society after leaving polygamy behind.  And while I’m certainly no expert on the subject, I would assume one the first thing an ex-polygamist might wanna do is scale-back his expectations a bit.



Genetic Disorder Makes Man’s Right Arm Supersized:  A young German man’s genetic disorder has made his right arm supersized while his left arm remains normal, helping him earn eight German national arm wrestling championships as well as fourteen international championships.  Well, on thing’s for sure - after his arm wrestling career is over, he’ll have no problem finding work as someone’s “right-hand man.”

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Comment by koshersalaami on January 21, 2018 at 8:13am

I was curious how fast The Sun was losing mass, not in absolute but in relative terms. During my lifetime, the Earth has moved about a meter farther from The Sun. In the next five billion years, the sun is expected to lose about 34/100,000 of its mass. 

Comment by Steel Breeze on January 21, 2018 at 8:20am

of course its losing mass.....its very existence is based on converting matter to energy and has been losing mass since 'birth'.....

Comment by Ron Powell on January 21, 2018 at 9:20am

The inevitable constant and consequence of existence is change...

Comment by Johnny Robish on January 21, 2018 at 12:46pm

All great points!

Comment by Tom Cordle on January 23, 2018 at 12:28am
The Earth is moving farther from the Sun, and the Sun is losing power. Therefore, we don't have to be concerned about global warming – in fact, that likely means a new ice-age. Of course, we'll have to live for another hundred million years or so to witness all that. Meantime, it was 62 yesterday in the middle of January here in East Tennessee.
Comment by Johnny Robish on January 23, 2018 at 12:31am

I blame myself for that weather Tom.


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