Reply to post: Re: Prior claim

Spaniard sues eBay over right to sell the Sun

David L Webb

Re: Prior claim

"Tangible" means that you can touch it - it's from the Latin.

A tenner says you can't..

Even if we restrict touch to probably its narrowest possible definition ie

"The sensory response to pressure on the skin"

then the Sun can touch you.

Photons from the Sun exert pressure on surfaces they hit.

If you travelled into the Sun in a spaceship and it could survive long enough without burning up then both the ship and yourself would be crushed by the pressure of the solar atmosphere as you travelled deeper towards the centre.

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