Is It Hot In Some Types Of Hell??
While my article on the Savior's use of the phrase "outer darkness" talks about things that were far from a Sun (such as the Oort Cloud and rogue planets), which are all very cold places because they are far from a star or our Sun. While these are cold places, people normally think of hell as being a HOT place, such as the phrase "hotter than hell"!!!
Well, there are plenty of hot places in the Universe, and that is what this article is about, we just don't know who is going to go there (most likely against their will) or why!!! Well, we don't know if any wicked person will go to a hot place!!
The first thing an astronomer would think of, when thinking about Dante's Inferno, would be a Hot Jupiter!!!
A Hot Jupiter is a gas giant planet (which is where the word "Jupiter" came from because Jupiter is a gas giant) which is orbiting very, very close to a star. Wow would that be hot!!! Well, it gets worse. These planets are much, much closer to the sun they are orbiting than Mercury is to our Sun!!!
Actually our solar system has four gas giants: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
A Hot Jupiter which has one side of the planet always facing the sun that it is orbiting is said to be a "tidal locked" Hot Jupiter!!! However, the phrase "tidal locked" is a generic term because our moon is "tidal locked" to our Earth.
Most people think that Mercury is the hotest planet in our solar system. Well, that is not correct. Venus, which is further away from the Sun than Mercury, is actually hotter than Mercury!!
The reason is that Venus has thick clouds that trap the heat from the Sun!!! So a person going to a hot hell in our solar system would actually be placed on Venus!!!
But the fact is, aside from novels, we do not know if anyone, as a punishment, will be placed on a very hot planet such as Venus.
There are other places in our galaxy that are very, very hot places!!! NASA's Chandra space telescope found a location which is 450,000 light-years wide that is shining like a spot light. The cloud's temperatures read 540 million degrees Fahrenheit (300 million Celsius)!
So while Dante, who died in 1321, thought pergatory is very hot, I haven't seen any corroborating evidence, but he might be right!!!
This is a really funny web page about the question: "Is it hot in Hell?":
Well, astronomers know of many hot places in this Universe, and especially our Galaxy, which is the galaxy we are obviously most familar with, but no one knows if any of these hot places will inhabit people because of their wickedness.
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