Planets and Moons  Sun  ID: 20154

Red Giant Sun

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.

Animation Credits

Chris Meaney (HTSI): Lead Animator
Chris Meaney (HTSI): Producer
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

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