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Is it theoretically possible for the Sun to go dark?

The answer is yes, for a small time interval $\tau$ seconds, there is a probability $\sim \exp(-10^{45}\tau)$ that no photons are emitted by the Sun. Photons do not take millions of years to find ...
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Is it theoretically possible for the Sun to go dark?

This is spontaneous reversal of entropy. It happens at Planck times and Planck lengths, but for macroscopic events, the likelihood is the product (not sum) of the particle event probabilities, all of ...
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Is it theoretically possible for the Sun to go dark?

Is it theoretically possible for a statue to wave at you? After all the atoms in a statue are moving randomly, so they could (by chance) all move in the same direction. This doesn't happen. It is the ...
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