Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Did You Know Tuesday

Did you know that our Sun will run out of fuel in about 5 billion years? When that happens, the outer layers of the Sun will expand (far enough out to turn the Earth into a barren, lifeless rock) and will then collapse on itself.

Currently, the Sun turns hyrdogen into helium at a rate of about five million tons per second. Holy moly! Eventually, though, like all stars, our life-providing star will run out of fuel. Prior to that happening, however, changes in the Sun’s output will make life on Earth more difficult. In about a million and a half years, the energy output from the Sun will increase by 10%. That may not seem like a lot, but the Earth will have difficulty keeping this extra energy out and life on Earth will be affected.

Read more about this here, if you dare.

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