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Red giant Sun

Red giant Sun. Image 6 of 9. Artwork of the red giant Sun filling the sky of the Earth in billions of years from the present time. The Moon is seen in front of the disc of the Sun at upper right. The Sun will enter the red giant phase of its life as it uses up its nuclear fuel. As it expands it will engulf Mercury and Venus, the two planets nearer the Sun than Earth. At this stage, Earth has no atmosphere, and meteorite impacts blast new craters on the baked surface. For a sequence showing the death of the Earth as the Sun expands and dies over the next five billion years, see images E402/058-066

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Arid Barren Craters Death Desert Dying Eclipse End Of The World Future High Temperature Moon Red Giant Solar Star Volcanoes


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This print showcases a mesmerizing vision of the future, depicting the Red giant Sun in all its fiery glory. As billions of years pass from our present time, this artwork envisions Earth's sky dominated by the colossal disc of the red giant Sun. The Moon gracefully hovers in front of this celestial spectacle, adding a touch of ethereal beauty to the scene. In this phase of its life, our beloved Sun will have exhausted its nuclear fuel and transitioned into a red giant. Its expansion will be so immense that it engulfs Mercury and Venus, leaving only Earth behind. However, with no protective atmosphere remaining on our planet at this stage, meteorite impacts relentlessly bombard its barren surface, creating new craters amidst an arid and desolate landscape. The image evokes a sense of both awe and melancholy as we witness the death throes of our solar system. It serves as a poignant reminder that everything has an end - even stars like ours. The high temperatures emanating from the dying star give rise to volcanic activity across Earth's surface while signaling an impending cataclysmic fate for our world. Science Photo Library masterfully captures this artistic representation filled with symbolism and scientific accuracy. This thought-provoking visual narrative invites contemplation about humanity's place in the vastness of space-time and reminds us to cherish every precious moment on our fragile planet before it succumbs to cosmic inevitability.

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