Facts of the Matter: Light that radiates from sun is many thousands of years old
By Richard Brill, Special to the Star-Advertiser
July 3, 2020
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ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2019
A photon’s transit from the center of the sun outward into space takes tens of thousands of years, but it requires only a few minutes to reach Earth once it emerges. An airplane is juxtaposed with the rising sun.