Shooting at sun won’t cool down Earth: NASA scientist to Turkish girl
Umut Yıldız, a Turkish scientist working at NASA, participated in the Science Festival of Adana on Oct. 1.
Answering questions via teleconference, Yıldız was asked by a local schoolgirl whether shooting at the sun is a good idea to get some cool in her city, known for its scorching summer heat.
“No, guns will not work, you have to use missiles,” Yıldız jokingly answered, according to local media.
“I live in California and it is also very hot here, but we don’t shoot at the sun,” he added.
Footage showing Adana locals shooting at the sun out of anger at the extremely hot weather went viral in 2016.
Two men were detained for risking people’s life and the Adana Municipality had issued a warning against those who shoot at the sun.