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How will the Sun die and will the Earth survive in the process?

The Sun is the most powerful force in our solar system. It generates the heat and light that sustains us. Without it we wouldn’t have life on Earth. But the Sun is violent and volatile and is becoming more dangerous as it ages.

Our Sun is getting hotter, since its birth 4.5 billion years ago its brightness has risen by 30% and scientists predict that it will get even hotter, evaporating our oceans, melting the surface of the Earth, and ending life as we know it.

Clip taken from the Naked Science documentary “Death of the Sun”, exploring the life and death of the Sun.

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