End Times

Look: Planet orbiting a dead star hints at Earth's future

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W. M. Keck Observatory/Adam Makarenko

You certainly won’t live long enough to watch the Sun die.

But if humans are around several billion years from now, they’ll have to find a way to survive an inevitable catastrophe.

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Our Sun is currently in its main sequence stage of life but will hit its red giant stage in approximately 5 billion years.