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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Will the Sun Ever Explode? Scientists do not think that the sun might explode. They actuallydon't think that that is possible. They think that the sun mightdie out, Layer after Layer. (As you can see in the picture on the right.The sun has lots of layers). In a video by FRASERCAIN he says"All stars die,some more violently than others.Once our own Sun has consumed all the hydrogen fuel in itscore, it too will reach the end of its life. Astronomers estimatethis to be a short 7 billion years from now. For a few millionyears,it will expand into a red giant, puffing away its outer layers. Then itll collapse down into a white dwarf and slowly cool down to the background temperature of the Universe." Im sure you know that some other stars explode when they die.They also run out of fuel in their core, but instead of becoming a red giant, they detonate in a fraction of a second as a supernova.So, whats the big difference between stars like our Sun and thestars that can explode as supernovae? Mass. Thats it. Supernovaprogenitors these stars capable of becoming supernovae areextremely massive, at least 8 to 12 times the mass of our Sun.When a star this big runs out of fuel, its core collapses. In afraction of a second, material falls inward to creating an extremelydense neutron star or even a black hole. This process releases anenormous amount of energy, which we see as a supernova. Artists impression of a supernova Fraser Cain What Scientist Think FRASER CAIN We dont have to worry about our sun exploding into a supernova. Link
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