The Sun Will Destroy Planet Earth

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posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 09:43 PM
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I thought it would be good to post an actual "true" scientific article to just put a bit of credence into the general population of end of the world threads (mine included i'm sure).

Like it or not, no matter how much money you make and how many new bodies you eventually buy (late in your life as you are old and rich, you purchase the younger version of yourself, cloned from you, and have your brain successfully transplanted into your new body's head), you have to realize that, yes, the sun is going to destroy this planet and if you are on it then your million year plus existence will finally come to a screeching halt.

From the article:




There currently isn’t a sun cream in existence with sufficient factor value to counteract the upcoming bombardment our solar system’s star will eventually unleash upon the Earth, according to predictions issued by astronomers at the University of Sussex.






According to Dr. Robert Smith, Emeritus Reader in Astronomy….. ….. that although the Earth would be burnt to a crisp, it would likely be spared from total destruction.






While the extinction of mankind and the destruction of Earth appear certainties, Dr. Smith offers that a team working out of Santa Cruz University believe it’s possible to prolong the planet’s survival…. if man can periodically harness the gravitational effects of a passing asteroid to nudge Earth’s orbit so that it slowly moves away from the Sun.


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Pretty scary.
Makes me want to move to Mars.

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posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 09:47 PM
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Upside is it won't happen anytime soon.
Downside is humans will never accept the fact that we will ultimately have to band together to get the F off this rock, + the people who love Earth too much + the megalomaniacal rich who control the world's economy + the fact there is no where to go...

yep, where doomed.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 09:48 PM
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It will go supernova. It will become a black hole and all the planets will get sucked into it. That is a long long long time away in human years.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 09:50 PM
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Originally posted by wdkirk
It will go supernova. It will become a black hole and all the planets will get sucked into it. That is a long long long time away in human years.



Not if you're planning on living forever



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 09:56 PM
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The fear of it all.

And yet, not one person on this planet can prove nor debunk the theories...with fact. Not one.

Will you die tomorrow? Will your dog be run over? Will your doctor tell you that you have cancer? No one knows.

We can only predict the weather 59% of the time and yet we profess to know without a doubt whether or not the World will end on a certain date?

Peace

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posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 09:59 PM
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Originally posted by wdkirk
It will go supernova. It will become a black hole and all the planets will get sucked into it. That is a long long long time away in human years.



Nope, the sun isn't massive enough to go nova. It will expand into a red giant, then settle as a white dwarf, and eventually a black dwarf.
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posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 10:01 PM
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While Mars might be a few clicks more distant than Earth, Mars lacks the strong magnetic field Earth does.
That magnetic field is, in essence, a force field against all sorts of solar nastiness.

All in all, it'll be a few more Billion years before Sol goes all poofy.
Certainly there may come some perturbations that might cause some concern before then, but, by then, we'll all have either died of old age, or something else entirely mundane to this planet, or, as a species, moved on to some other neighborhood not so run-down, used, and lived in.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 10:04 PM
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The sun would first turn into a red giant engulfing most of the planets. I learned that in elementary school, lol.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 10:07 PM
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We.ll be long gone by then, polluting ourselves into extinction. Once the foodchain is destroyed, we're toast.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 10:09 PM
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Won't be a human race left to worry about.We're more likely to destroy ourselves with nuclear wars than to survive to see this happen. So rest assured, we'll be long extinct before this event. Consider that a blessing.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 10:16 PM
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First of all anyone that thinks they can say without a certainty of doubt that the Sun will last ex amount of time is as foolish as someone predicting a cataclysm on a specific date. The fact is we do not know, and all we can do is treat every day the same way, true love in your heart, life is always one day away from changing, don't take for granted the time you do have here or the souls that you are attached to.

BAW33
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posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 10:18 PM
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It's like they just found out what happens when our baby star goes supernova or even grows into a Red Giant...

Scientist Fail.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 10:20 PM
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Originally posted by BrokenAngelWings33
First of all anyone that thinks they can say without a certainty of doubt that the Sun will last ex amount of time is as foolish as someone predicting a cataclysm on a specific date. The fact is we do not know, and all we can do is treat every day the same way, true love in your heart, life is always one day away from changing, don't take for granted the time you do have here or the souls that you are attached to.

BAW33
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Well we may not know when, but we can for sure say that the Sun will die out. That is inevitable.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 10:28 PM
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Why cant we developed some sort of cryostasis and travel to another planet? Or why not just move to the outer edge of the solar system untill the sun calms down? or just live in space? As long as we are within a certain distance of a star you got all you need with solar energy.

If everything you make is in a virtual space then you could keep the things you own forever.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 10:44 PM
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Originally posted by Wertdagf
Why cant we developed some sort of cryostasis and travel to another planet? Or why not just move to the outer edge of the solar system untill the sun calms down? or just live in space? As long as we are within a certain distance of a star you got all you need with solar energy.

If everything you make is in a virtual space then you could keep the things you own forever.


Once the sun goes, its gone forever man.
It's like far out, that's where we need to be.
And like, forever, no turning back.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:03 PM
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Perhaps there is a way we could, in effect, 'feed' our Star.

If we could somehow keep it in a stable state, we should have no worries.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:09 PM
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Maybe we could construct a much more stable core, some kind of super-gravitational singularity of sorts, and place it next to the Sun, and slowly absorb it around the new and stable core.



I'm just throwing out ideas here, and yes, they're far-fetched.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:11 PM
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Sounds like you should be writing a script for a good sci-fi movie!


I'm sure in a million years if humans are still rotting away and killing this planet, the tech could exist to take what you presented and make it a reality.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:14 PM
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Originally posted by MmmPie
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Sounds like you should be writing a script for a good sci-fi movie!


I'm sure in a million years if humans are still rotting away and killing this planet, the tech could exist to take what you presented and make it a reality.



I like to think that we can do anything if we put our minds to it.



On the subject of writing a movie script, maybe I'll just scribble it down on paper and read it to my kids.



posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 11:33 PM
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100 and change years ago we learned to fly, now we have rovers on mars and a probe leaving the solar system. Something tells me that if we survive our own stupidity, in 6 billion years we will have long ago left our cradle because obviously, it's what we do. The demise of our sun is, right at this moment, is the least of our concerns. Getting through the next fifty years is gonna be a wee bit dodgy IMHO.





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