Sunday, December 17, 2023


 Hey, Space Placers!

The Sun has been in the news lately because of the largest solar flare since 2017 that knocked out ration communications for two hours.

And as the Sun continues to reach Solar Maximum, predicted to occur sometime in 2025, there will be more solar events.

But as you can see in the video, the Sun, and the inner solar system planets, will die in about 5 billion years. Consider that each second the Sun converts 600 million tons of Hydrogen into Helium via stellar nuclear fusion and has done so for about 5 billion years since the Sun and solar system formed.

With the inner solar system planets likely being absorbed and reduced to dust by the huge Red Giant Sun, all of their planetary makeup will be recycled out into interstellar space via the dead Sun's Planetary Nebula. The nuclear fusion core of the now dead Sun will be a white dwarf star that over TRILLIONS of years will cool into an ultra dense Black Dwarf Star.

The Milky Way Galaxy , or the Universe itself, doesn't have any Black Dwarf stars yet because it isn't old enough at 13.6 billion years.

We will learn more about our Sun, Galaxy and the Universe as time goes on. But it is a certain truth that nothing last forever.....

Sky Guy in VA

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