• Question: Do you think the sun will destroy the world when it goes into supernova?

    Asked by kkitcatt to Dave on 26 Jun 2014.
    • Photo: Dave Jones

      Dave Jones answered on 26 Jun 2014:


      The Sun won’t ever go supernova, it’s just not massive enough. However, when it runs out of Hydrogen it will swell up and turn into a Red Giant. At this point, nothing on Earth will survive because the Sun will be so big it will actually swallow the Earth! Luckily, we have about 6,000,000,000 years left before that will happen.

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