Rational astrophysics. §
Jacques Moret-Bailly points out that this is not a new theory, but
an application of ordinary spectroscopy to a simplified "Strömgren
model", in which:
- The stars are very hot black bodies.
- Stars emit "stellar winds" consisting essentially of a hydrogen
- At a distance (~ 10 AU for the Sun), the "Strömgren sphere" is the
place where the plasma condenses into excited atoms.
- The excitation of the atoms disappears beyond a "Strömgren shell"
(~ 10-15 AU).
The laws of ordinary spectroscopy apply. In particular, far from the
heavy stars (stars, planets), the gas pressure is so low that the
free path of the atoms lasts more than 10 nanoseconds, that is to
say more than the duration of the electromagnetic pulses which form
the light of an atom, Thermal origin. Thus, in this medium, light-material
interactions are spatially coherent, so that Einstein's theory
applies, in particular superradiance (which explains the brightness
of the limbs of the Strömgren spheres compensated by the absorption
of light Of all stars not located near this limb), and the SSRI,
coherent impulse Raman effect (which explains the reddening by
energy transfer to the electromagnetic thermal background.)
As you see, the author does not construct a new theory, he applies
only the well-known laws of coherent spectroscopy to a medium known
to all, whereas, according to Menzel who denies the importance of
optical coherence in nebulae. Astrophysicists ignore superradiance
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