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riviera911477

  1 month ago

The sun is dying!

Yes, it is, but according to this article I read, not for a very, very long time.

The Sun has approximately 4.6 billion years, calculated based on the age of other objects in the Solar System that formed around the same time. Based on observations of other stars, astronomers predict that it will reach the end of its life in about 10 billion more years.

There are other things that will happen along the way, of course. In some 5 billion years, the Sun will turn into a red giant. The core of the star will shrink, but its outer layers will expand into the orbit of Mars, engulfing our planet in the process. If it’s still there.

One thing is for sure: by then, we will no longer be. In fact, humanity has only about a billion years left unless we find a way to get off the planet. This is because the Sun’s brightness increases by about 10% every billion years.

https://www.archyde.com/scientists-have-figured-out-how-and-when-our-sun-will-die-and-they-warn-its-going-to-be-epic/

September 13, 2021 by archyde
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pr41799

  30 days ago
Wow, interesting! Scientists amaze with the things they can calculate. Reply
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beaniecat

  30 days ago
Interesting! Reply
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EHS123

  1 month ago
Fascinating topic, Sherry. Thanks for sharing! Reply
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pdnr

  1 month ago
I think the Lord will come back before then! Reply
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FIRSTABOREAN_8395

  1 month ago
The typical life of a mammalian species, if it is not destroyed by predation, disease, change of environment, or some other disaster, is about a million years. If the species continues to live to that age, it increasingly produces odd phenotypes through accumulated mutations at such a high rate (the "sporting rate") as to diminish its ability to survive, and it either dies out or gives rise to one or more new species and is thereby replaced. This is the main cause of Gouldian evolution, or as Gould called it, "punctuated equilibrium." Our species is a bit over a quarter of a million years old. There isn't any way it could survive for a billion years. Reply
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BellaRia

  1 month ago
Wow! I did not know that, Sherry, Thank you for sharing. Reply
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verena.gawron

  1 month ago
I have read about that but I mustn't worry.Can't become that old,lol. Reply
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bodettefamily

  1 month ago
we need the sun, please dont die sun Reply
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pc1976

  1 month ago
Sure hope the sun doesn't die for a long time. Reply
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slycke1

  1 month ago
So...will worry about it sometime in the future! Reply
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