The Dying Sun Questions

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by Sir James Jeans

5. Why is there no life on the stars?
There is no life on the stars because they are extremely hot. They are a collection of fires. They have very harsh conditions. Life cannot exist on them. Life needs normal temperature that is not found on the stars.

6. Write a note on the beginning of life on the earth.
In course of time, one of the cooling pieces from the sun gave birth to life. We do not know how, when or why this happened. Life started in simple organisms. These organisms reproduced themselves before dying. Life became more and more complex . At last, it produced beings with feelings, ambitions, sense of beauty and religious beliefs. It is our guess that human race came into existence like this.

7. Why is the universe, of which our earth is a part, so frightening? Give as many reasons as you can.
The universe looks frightening because it is very great in size as compared to earth which looks like a small grain of sand. The universe looks frightening because of its immense distances.The universe looks frightening because of the unimaginable stretches of time. The universe looks frightening because of our extreme loneliness as there is no life on other parts of the universe.

8. What, in your opinion, should be the conditions necessary, for the kind of life we know to exist on other heavenly bodies? Do such conditions generally exist?
Life needs suitable physical conditions to exist. The most important of which is a temperature at which water could keep its liquid state. It should not be extremely hot or cold. Such conditions generally do not exist on any other part of the universe except on earth.

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