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Originally Posted by All Darc View Post
The Sun could reduce the activity by 90%, and the planets get 10x closer to compensate the reduced light.
Allow me to introduce the Inverse Square Law: "the intensity of an effect such as illumination or gravitational force changes in inverse proportion to the square of the distance from the source."

So, if you are twice as far from a source of light, noise, or other radiation, you receive one-quarter as much energy. If the sun decreased its output by 90%, planets would need to get 3.16 times closer to to compensate.
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