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Our sun will probably look very much the same for the next few billion years, plodding happily along the main sequence, bathing our solar system in its friendly yellow rays. All very nice for us living on Earth, of course, but not terribly exciting. A white dwarf and its planetary nebula Happily for anyone who doesn't have a …

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  1. Michael

    Ah yes...

    ...The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork!

    Thanks for another fine sampling of heavenly glory!

  2. pete smith

    diary date

    Well, I haven´t got anything logged for that date in 5 billion years time, so thanks hubble.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Now, this is bad blogging

    This was lifted from today's Picture of The Day...

    http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

    Sorry, thought I was on Digg for a second.... :p

  4. David Harper

    Five billion years from now

    Will that be a.m. or p.m.? It's just that I've got a BT engineer coming to fix my phone line in the morning, so it would be a bit awkward if the Sun went supernova before he arrived.

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