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This Is How Our Sun Will Look When It Dies

Posted on the 02 February 2012 by Gerard @presurfer
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In a few billion years, our dear Sun will look like this, a beautiful glowing eye of spent starstuff trash in the shape of Sauron's Eye. And no ring is going to save us from this one. It's the Helix Nebula, 700 light-years away from Earth. Once upon a time it was a star like ours. As it died, it expanded engulfing everything around it. The gas cloud was created at the end.The Presurfer

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