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Old 02-05-2020, 06:22 PM   #83 (permalink)
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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." https://www.lexico.com/definition/inverse_square_law

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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