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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Dark Future of the Sun


Our Sun has served Earth well for almost five billion years. It's bathed us with heat and energy. But like humans, our home star is mortal. In five billion years, it will stop nurturing its planetary offspring.

The Sun

Taken by Hinode's Solar Optical Telescope on January 12, 2007, this image of the Sun reveals the filamentary nature of the plasma connecting regions of different magnetic polarity.

The aging star will bloat out beyond the orbit of our planet incinerating all living things--including humans if we're still around.

Life-cycle of the Sun

7 comments:

tigey said...

By that time I dont think the Earth will survive...so this is really not an issue

Suciô Sanchez said...

As long as Duke Nukem Forever comes out first.

Buff Drinklots said...

It is!

arnyke said...

you put a nice post today!

Come At Me Bro said...

I love the universe!

Mr Jack House said...

In Pericles, his queen and daughter, seen, Following!

busana muslim said...

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