A dying sun

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.

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