Tolkien Elf Warrior Hairstyle Logic:
If you don't get to live forever, at least try to leave a beautiful corpse.
The Sun will shed a large chunk of its mass to turn into a planetary nebula, a gigantic globe of luminous gas, as it nears the end of its life cycle. Low mass stars like the Sun will become red giants and then white dwarves when they die. Now, a paper published in Nature Astronomy predicts that in between those stages, the Sun …
Astrophysics has never been my forte. The time periods are too, well, astronomical. I've decided instead to invest in forestry. Granted, even there, I may not live to personally see the benefits. Still, as they say, "die young and leave a beautiful copse.".
Once once the sun starts this process, we'll have about 135 hours to get the ultimate suntan before becoming a ball of flame ourselves then. Not that any of us will still be around when it happens in about 6 billion years but good to know anyway.
Icon: The one with the SPF 1000 sunscreen in the pocket.
Does anybody believe that those 40000 K were estimated to within 1 K precision? I believe the proper conversion should be: 40,000 Kelvin (~ 40 000 degrees Celcius). Or use proper engineering units to give proper significant digits: 40 kC.
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