This being the season of little sunlight in Minnesota, I find myself thinking deep thoughts like, “What will it be like when the sun burns out?”.
Apparently, it will be like this:
It’s a sun about 550 light years from here and it’s burning out. It’s growing larger and pulsating — it could swallow everything from here to Mars, according to Science Daily — and it’s flickering like a light bulb about to burn out.
So we’ll apparently have plenty of warning that the end is near.
But not to worry! The odds of it happening anytime soon are almost as staggering as ABBA being enshrined in the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.