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Originally posted by hisshadow
eh, the sun isn't dieing just yet
in fact, chances are we'll be hit by a gamma blast from a supernova in the sagitarius constalletion before our sun burns out
Originally posted by DataWraith
EVERYTHING is dying, you , me, the sun, the stars , our planet,the universe. name ONE thing that is A: either not dying (i.e not ageing, and I don't mean rocks or diamonds, as even they wear down eventually) or B: is physically getting younger ( and I don't mean someone being immature like my wife who keeps on telling me me to 'grow up').
Don't worry about something you CANNOT change .
Live each day as if it is your last, for one day it will be.
The sun will no "die" for another half million years at the very least.
Betelgeuse is a semiregular variable star located approximately 570 light-years from the Earth.
Originally posted by weedwhacker
ALSO, stars don't just suddenly explode. It will show signs. No one knows for certain, but IF it starts to change significantly, the assumption will be that it HAS exploded, and we are seeing the light of the pre-explosion, which means the light FROM the actual explosion will reach us soon.
Originally posted by mrwupy
If mankind is to survive, we have to find a way off this rock.
The Sun was formed about 4.57 billion years ago when a hydrogen molecular cloud collapsed.
The Sun is about halfway through its main-sequence evolution, during which nuclear fusion reactions in its core fuse hydrogen into helium. ...... The Sun will spend a total of approximately 10 billion years as a main sequence star.
The Sun does not have enough mass to explode as a supernova. Instead, in about 5 billion years, it will enter a red giant phase, its outer layers expanding as the hydrogen fuel in the core is consumed and the core contracts and heats up....