Water on the Sun
Date: 1999 - 2000
Can we find water on the sun?
If not, please give me the reason.
Water molecules have recently been identified as
existing in sunspots, which are cooler than some
parts of the sun. In fact, back in 1992 my colleagues
and I predicted that water molecules could exist
at temperatures as high as 4000K - but
there was no experimental evidence for this at that time.
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