Solar Size vs Time
Name: Mark M.
Does the sun decrease in size as it is burning. If so, does the size
difference relate to the estimated three and a half billion year it is claimed to be?
The Sun is actually increasing in size and will become a red giant before shrinking to a
white dwarf in many many eons time.
The Sun at the moment pulsates in size, once every 5 minutes or so, by about 200 km in
Although there is some debate over the age of the Sun, the general consensus is that it
is ABOUT 5 thousand million years old.
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