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Originally posted by prototism
If the sun just disappeared, I think the gravitational effect would be instant, and without "the hub", I think the Earth would just go flying off at a tangent to the last point of gravitational contact on its orbit. Whether or not it would be a "straight" or "arced" trajectory, I can not say. Regardless of trajectory, we would die from the cold, cosmic radiation (I think), and probably many other things.