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by schrodinger
Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:17 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0145: "Fire From Moonlight"
Replies: 157
Views: 75182

Re: What-If 0145: "Fire From Moonlight"

If it's a full sphere, you could get 19% hotter, but that'll only ignite paper if the surface of the moon is about 400K to start with, which I'm pretty certain is not the case. Sources do say the moon is about 400K. For kicks I tried to get a reading with my pyrometer but not surprisingly I couldn'...
by schrodinger
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0145: "Fire From Moonlight"
Replies: 157
Views: 75182

Re: What-If 0145: "Fire From Moonlight"

No no no! It is not about optics, parallel light rays, or photocells. It's about the photon. It's about having more, hotter photons coming in that going out. Dr What and jseah were on the mark in previous posts. The "color" (frequency) of a photon is equivalent to its energy. The light com...

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