Red Giant Sun

  • Released Friday, July 18, 2008
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What would happen in 4 billion years when our sun begins heading toward supernova? Scientists theorize that our sun would grow in size and for a time become a red giant. These animations show the resulting effects on the planets of our solar system.


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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

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