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Will the sun ever burn up?


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When the sun has fused all of the hydrogen atoms into helium atoms it will be finished. It would then start to cool and expand. Unfortunately we think it would expand out beyond earth's orbit. We would be cooked. This is not expected to happen for millions of years. It is hard to think that humans will still be around. We will have left or may not have survived. Nothing to worry about for the next several million years.

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