Chandrasekhar Limit

We know little to nothing about the contents of Stars

The truth about the Chandrasekhar limit is that it is often reported as either 3.14 times the mass of the Sun, or else it refers to the Electron Degeneracy mass of 1.4 times the Sun…..

Over the years this number has been changed a multitude of times after field observations have repeatedly denied the validity of these assumptions.

In the first case the assumption is that somewhat larger stars than the Sun will form into Black Holes. But this has been backed away from since the early days. The reality is that there have not been any Black Holes sighted at the smaller limit or the larger limit for that matter and all speculation about Black Holes regards the effects on other bodies. Today the limit of how large a star must be to become a Black Hole has steadily crept up to twenty times the mass of the Sun. But this is again soon to be changed for this number too would predict far more Black Holes than we have ever been able to observe. Actually we have never really observed any.

As to the electron degeneracy pressure and the mass of 1.4 times the Sun this implies that as a star collapses and leaves behind it  a bundle of sub-atomic particles it will not be able to sustain itself in our world, and will somehow take on an unknown structure of another world of which we are not privy. But many have pointed out that just because we do not know of any other force that may preclude the formation of Black Holes, does not mean that there is none.

Moreover what very little we actually know about the nature of sub atomic particles..and it is little despite all the claims and investments, these are known only in our local neighborhood. In other words we know how these things will act in our own environment which is mostly a laboratory environment here on Earth. To make an absurd claim that our environment here on Earth can in any way match or describe the environment in the center of a Star is simply too much of an assumption to be credible. We have absolutely no idea what happens in the core of a star! There is no argument possible here, and until such time as someone is able to actually send a probe into the core of a collapsing star there really will be no credible scientific argument of any kind. In the end most of this is nothing but fanciful conjecture and nothing more.

To label this sort of theorizing as just that, therefore fanciful theorizing is fine, but to make the absurd claim that any of this is fact is not acceptable. This is not fact, this is fancy, ornate and structured perhaps, but it is only that -fancy. It is akin to asking how many angels there are on a pin head. Find an angel, take his dimensions and we will listen to this argument of angels on a pinhead as pertaining to facts. Find a collapsing star, take its internal measurements, and we shall be forced to listen to these arguments as pertaining to facts. These are not facts at this time. They are little more than games.

It should be understood that using even great telescopes like Hubble and Spitzer which are indeed marvelous inventions of technology, we are still only seeing a few pixels of any given star at any time. From these few fluctuations in light density it is all too difficult to know anything at all about these bodies much less their contents. We do not even know the contents of our own planet, much less the Sun, far less a star a thousand light years away, or the contents of the Galactic core. This is fancy. Nothing more. It cannot be called anything more.

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