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The Sun does not have nearly enough mass to become a supernova. Instead, it will swell to become a red giant, enveloping Mercury, Venus, and possibly Earth. After that, it will shed its outer layers as a planetary nebula, and settle down to become a white dwarf. Wikipedia, apparently, says the exact same things I had though of: The Sun does not have ...


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As HDE 226868 noted in his answer, the Sun is not going to go supernova. That's something only large stars experience at the end of their main sequence life. Our Sun is a dwarf star. It's not big enough to do that. It will instead expand to be a red giant when it burns out the hydrogen at the very core of the Sun. It will continue burning hydrogen as a red ...


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We generally like you to check google before posting questions here. I posed your question to google and amongst other links, I got these: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2006/13jun_lunarsporadic/ http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/02/24/lunar_impact_video_of_an_asteroid_hitting_the_moon.html Per Bill cook in the top link: ...



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