• Question: when will the sun explode? ^_^

    Asked by emiridesu to Rochelle, Michaela, Camilla, Beth, Adrian on 3 Feb 2016.
    • Photo: Michaela Musilova

      Michaela Musilova answered on 3 Feb 2016:

      The Sun is expected to expand and engulf all of the inner planets in about 5 billion years. It will then become a red giant type of star. Ultimately, it will compact to become a white dwarf, because of its size, so it should not explode at all.