What can stop the Sun?

In about 5 billion years, the hydrogen in the Sun's core will run out and the sun will not have enough fuel for nuclear fusion. So, in about 5 billion years, the Sun will stop shining.
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Can anything stop the Sun?

Seriously, a nuclear bomb to cure a dying Sun? Here's the thing, the Sun is actually dying. It's just that it's going to take about another 5 billion years to run of fuel in its core.
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What blocks the Sun from the Earth?

Even though the Moon is much smaller than the Sun, because it is just the right distance away from Earth, the Moon can fully blocks the Sun's light from Earth's perspective. During a total solar eclipse, the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun. This completely blocks out the Sun's light.
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What force stops the Sun from exploding?

The inward pressure that keeps a star from exploding is the gravitational attraction of the gas mantle surrounding the core (which is most of the volume of the Sun, and is very hot but does not burn itself).
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Can we stop the Sun from expanding?

We could counterbalance an asteroid 100 kilometers (62 miles) wide and 10^19 kilograms (2.2 × 10^19 lbs) in weight around the Earth and Jupiter to slowly edge the Earth out of the Sun's expansion radius over the next billion years.
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How long will the Earth last?

The upshot: Earth has at least 1.5 billion years left to support life, the researchers report this month in Geophysical Research Letters. If humans last that long, Earth would be generally uncomfortable for them, but livable in some areas just below the polar regions, Wolf suggests.
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Why doesn't the Sun explode now?

Why doesn't the Sun fuse all its hydrogen at once and explode like an H-bomb? Fortunately for life on our planet, the Sun gradually releases its nuclear energy over billions of years. The Sun is powered by the energy released when the nuclei of its hydrogen atoms slam together so hard they fuse together.
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Why is our Sun not collapsing?

It is only because the inner parts of the Sun are hotter that the Sun doesn't collapse under its own gravity. The atoms in the central regions move faster than those in outer regions and consequently they push outwards with more force, holding the Sun up.
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Can we block sunlight?

Blocking some solar radiation from getting to Earth could involve sending gases or particles into the atmosphere, like volcanoes. It could also include methods like making clouds or the Earth's surface brighter so that they reflect sunlight back out to space. Methods like these could help slow climate change.
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Can you block the sunlight?

A group of Harvard scientists plans to tackle climate change through geoengineering by blocking out the sun. The concept of artificially reflecting sunlight has been around for decades, yet this will be the first real attempt at controlling Earth's temperature through solar engineering.
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Can we save the Earth from the Sun?

The scenario may one day come true. In five billion years, the sun will run out of fuel and expand, most likely engulfing the Earth. A more immediate threat is a global warming apocalypse. Moving the Earth to a wider orbit could be a solution—and it is possible in theory.
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What will happen 5 billion years from now?

But in about 5 billion years, the sun will run out of hydrogen. Our star is currently in the most stable phase of its life cycle and has been since the formation of our solar system, about 4.5 billion years ago. Once all the hydrogen gets used up, the sun will grow out of this stable phase.
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What happens if the Sun dies?

Once the sun completely runs out fuel, it will contract into a cold corpse of a star – a white dwarf.
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Will the Sun explode?

While the full death of the Sun is still trillions of years away, some scientists believe the current phase of the Sun's life cycle will end as soon as 5 billion years from now. At that point, the massive star at the center of our Solar System will have eaten through most of its hydrogen core.
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What if the Sun was a black hole?

Our Sun is too small a star to end its life as a black hole. But what would happen if the Sun were suddenly replaced with a black hole of the same mass? Contrary to popular belief, the Solar System would not be sucked in: a solar-mass black hole would exert no more gravitational pull than our Sun.
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Will our Sun go supernova?

The Sun as a red giant will then... go supernova? Actually, no—it doesn't have enough mass to explode. Instead, it will lose its outer layers and condense into a white dwarf star about the same size as our planet is now.
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Will the Sun become a black dwarf?

So, the Sun won't become a black dwarf for trillions of years — and, in fact, no black dwarfs exist yet, simply because the universe has not been around long enough to allow even the earliest stars to reach this stage.
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What if Sun exploded?

Within a week after the explosion, the surface temperature on Earth would drop to -18°C (0°F). Within a year, temperatures would plummet to about -73°C (-100°F). At this point, the oceans would begin to freeze from the top down.
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Is the Sun on fire?

The Sun does not "burn", like we think of logs in a fire or paper burning. The Sun glows because it is a very big ball of gas, and a process called nuclear fusion is taking place in its core.
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How long will the Sun live for?

So our Sun is about halfway through its life. But don't worry. It still has about 5,000,000,000—five billion—years to go. When those five billion years are up, the Sun will become a red giant.
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What year will humans go extinct?

But the general consensus is that it'll top out sometime midcentury and start to fall sharply. As soon as 2100, the global population size could be less than it is now.
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What year will the Earth end?

By that point, all life on Earth will be extinct. Finally, the most probable fate of the planet is absorption by the Sun in about 7.5 billion years, after the star has entered the red giant phase and expanded beyond the planet's current orbit.
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Will humans go extinct?

Scientists estimate modern humans have been around about 200,000 years, so that should give us at least another 800,000 years. Other scientists believe we could be here another two million years…or even millions of years longer. On the other hand, some scientists believe we could be gone in the next 100 years.
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