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If the sun were to disappear we'd be able to see it shining on planets like Jupiter even after it was gone. First it would take 8 minutes before we noticed the sun was gone since for us its 8 light minutes away. But for Jupiter the sun is about 43 light minutes away. So even after the sun disappeared for us, if we were to take a telescope and look at Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, etc. they would all still have a daytime.

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If the sun disappeared we would slingshot in a direction toward the exit of the solar system and so would every other planet as well as the asteroid belts. If the sun disappeared for only five seconds it would catch us again but the distance we would be flung toward the exit of the solar system would be enough to cause a nuclear winter and the rotation of ever planet in the solar system would get messed up.

Posted August 6th, 2018 by I killed Mufasa
I killed Mufasa
long live the king

All true though it too would happen at the speed of light. Since gravitational waves also travel at that speed it would take 8 minutes for the sun's "gravity power" on us to go away.

Posted August 7th, 2018 by Louis De Pointe du Lac
Louis De Pointe du Lac
No love = No future

Kind of dependsvon *how* it disappears... matter disappearing is very weird already so it might take out the gravitational field as well.

Incidentally, XKCD covered some of the more random aspects of this event:
https://what-if.xkcd.com/49/

Posted August 7th, 2018 by Xhin
Xhin
Nature is beautiful

Well gravity isnít a field. Itís a warp in spacetime. If the sun were to vanish then that warp would correct itself starting at where the sun was then traveling outward at the speed of light all the way to the edge of the sunís s sphere of influence.

Posted August 7th, 2018 by Cruinn-Annuin

Who the hell is Cruinn and how the hell was I logged in as him???

Posted August 7th, 2018 by Louis De Pointe du Lac
Louis De Pointe du Lac
No love = No future

Who the hell is Cruinn and how the hell was I logged in as him???


Lol this site.

Edited August 7th, 2018 by KnokkelMillennium

Who the hell is Cruinn

That's Nullfather's new name. Dunno how you were logged in as him though.

Posted August 7th, 2018 by Fox Forever

Somebody fix that please! I donít like switching bodies! Itís such a gimmicky plot device!

Posted August 7th, 2018 by Louis De Pointe du Lac
Louis De Pointe du Lac
No love = No future

Itís such a gimmicky plot device!


/everysciencefictionshowever

Posted August 7th, 2018 by Fox Forever

I read that ďas a weid thoughtĒ and thought that you were talking about me.

Posted August 7th, 2018 by weid man

Well you did manage to make him sound intelligent

Posted August 7th, 2018 by Brandy

Fixed, or at least traced now.

Posted August 8th, 2018 by Xhin
Xhin
Nature is beautiful
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