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Message 1318541 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 1:07:26 UTC - in response to Message 1318508.
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You could go by my prediction. I have never been wrong.

The world will end!

I just don't set a date.

I will. In about 5 billion years when the sun starts trying to burn iron and turns into a red giant. I don't know if humans will be around to witness it though.



Very slim chance on that one.

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Message 1318564 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 1:52:23 UTC - in response to Message 1318541.

You could go by my prediction. I have never been wrong.

The world will end!

I just don't set a date.

I will. In about 5 billion years when the sun starts trying to burn iron and turns into a red giant. I don't know if humans will be around to witness it though.



Very slim chance on that one.

Yep, this type star can't make iron, thankfully, since to fuse iron is impossible, when a large star tries(like a blue giant), it goes kaboom!!
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Message 1318569 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 1:58:59 UTC - in response to Message 1318564.

You could go by my prediction. I have never been wrong.

The world will end!

I just don't set a date.

I will. In about 5 billion years when the sun starts trying to burn iron and turns into a red giant. I don't know if humans will be around to witness it though.



Very slim chance on that one.

Yep, this type star can't make iron, thankfully, since to fuse iron is impossible, when a large star tries(like a blue giant), it goes kaboom!!

It isn't impossible, but it doesn't generate any energy either.
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Message 1318584 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 2:13:50 UTC - in response to Message 1318569.

You could go by my prediction. I have never been wrong.

The world will end!

I just don't set a date.

I will. In about 5 billion years when the sun starts trying to burn iron and turns into a red giant. I don't know if humans will be around to witness it though.



Very slim chance on that one.

Yep, this type star can't make iron, thankfully, since to fuse iron is impossible, when a large star tries(like a blue giant), it goes kaboom!!

It isn't impossible, but it doesn't generate any energy either.

*calls Scotty on the intercom*
I need more power
*Scotty says something about the laws of physics*
Now or we're all dead!
*scotty does something with the warp drive that saves the crew*
Woohoo! :)
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Message 1318588 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 2:22:09 UTC - in response to Message 1318569.

You could go by my prediction. I have never been wrong.

The world will end!

I just don't set a date.

I will. In about 5 billion years when the sun starts trying to burn iron and turns into a red giant. I don't know if humans will be around to witness it though.



Very slim chance on that one.

Yep, this type star can't make iron, thankfully, since to fuse iron is impossible, when a large star tries(like a blue giant), it goes kaboom!!

It isn't impossible, but it doesn't generate any energy either.


Main Sequence Yellow Dwarf stars like the sun, don't go boom, at best a white dwarf...
The common use of dwarf to mean main sequence is confusing in another way, because there are dwarf stars which are not main-sequence stars. For example, white dwarfs are a different kind of star that is much smaller than main-sequence stars—being roughly the size of the Earth. These represent the final evolutionary stage of many main-sequence stars.


Supernova=kaboom...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_II_supernova
Massive stars generate energy by the nuclear fusion of elements. Unlike the Sun, these stars possess the mass needed to fuse elements that have an atomic mass greater than hydrogen and helium, albeit at increasingly high temperatures and pressure, and for increasingly shorter periods of time. The degeneracy pressure of electrons and the energy generated by these fusion reactions are sufficient to counter the force of gravity and prevent the star from collapsing. The star fuses increasingly higher mass elements, starting with hydrogen and then helium, until finally a core of iron and nickel is produced. Fusion of iron or nickel produces no net energy, so further fusion is unable to take place, leaving the nickel-iron core inert.

When the mass of the inert core exceeds the Chandrasekhar limit of about 1.4 solar masses, electron degeneracy alone is no longer sufficient to counter gravity. A cataclysmic implosion takes place within seconds, in which the outer core reaches an inward velocity of up to 23% of the speed of light and the inner core reaches temperatures of up to 100 billion kelvin. Neutrons and neutrinos are formed via reversed beta-decay, releasing about 1046 joules (100 foes) in a ten-second burst. The collapse is halted by neutron degeneracy, causing the implosion to bounce outward. The energy of this expanding shock wave is sufficient to detach the surrounding stellar material, forming a supernova explosion, while the shock wave and extreme conditions briefly allow the production of elements heavier than iron.[3] Because of the underlying mechanism, the resulting variable star is also described as a core-collapse supernova.

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Message 1318593 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 2:43:15 UTC

So our sun won't go "kaboom". Phew :)
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Message 1318601 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 3:03:01 UTC - in response to Message 1318593.

So our sun won't go "kaboom". Phew :)

But what it will do is not pleasant either. It will expand to about the orbit of Mars.
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Message 1318611 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 3:38:40 UTC

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Message 1318617 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 3:57:33 UTC - in response to Message 1318601.

So our sun won't go "kaboom". Phew :)

But what it will do is not pleasant either. It will expand to about the orbit of Mars.

In about 3.5-5 billion years, We'll all be dust by then.
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Message 1318626 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 4:09:35 UTC - in response to Message 1318617.

So our sun won't go "kaboom". Phew :)

But what it will do is not pleasant either. It will expand to about the orbit of Mars.

In about 3.5-5 billion years, We'll all be dust by then.

That was the first statement...
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Message 1318640 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 5:03:44 UTC

So, still nothing? hmmm

at least I'll get to enjoy my vacation after all.
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Message 1318643 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 5:09:35 UTC - in response to Message 1318640.

So, still nothing? hmmm

at least I'll get to enjoy my vacation after all.

Yeah, less than 3 hours before the 21st is history in CA, nothing happened here, outside of another danged bad DVD... One of these days I'll find a #12 Gundam Seed Destiny that's in perfect shape, I'm on My 4th DVD, 3 bad and 1 semi bad, And the semi bad is the best so far too...
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Message 1318772 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 12:48:14 UTC - in response to Message 1318569.
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You could go by my prediction. I have never been wrong.

The world will end!

I just don't set a date.

I will. In about 5 billion years when the sun starts trying to burn iron and turns into a red giant. I don't know if humans will be around to witness it though.



Very slim chance on that one.

Yep, this type star can't make iron, thankfully, since to fuse iron is impossible, when a large star tries(like a blue giant), it goes kaboom!!

It isn't impossible, but it doesn't generate any energy either.


And take another 20 billion years to cool down enough to use it if then. I'm not sticking around. LOL I'm like EX, I'm taking a vacation and by that time thay might have a great hotel on IO. LOL

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Message 1318776 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 12:53:04 UTC - in response to Message 1318541.

You could go by my prediction. I have never been wrong.

The world will end!

I just don't set a date.

I will. In about 5 billion years when the sun starts trying to burn iron and turns into a red giant. I don't know if humans will be around to witness it though.



Very slim chance on that one.


We will have destroyed the earth ourselves by then...
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Message 1318796 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 13:08:46 UTC - in response to Message 1318776.

You could go by my prediction. I have never been wrong.

The world will end!

I just don't set a date.

I will. In about 5 billion years when the sun starts trying to burn iron and turns into a red giant. I don't know if humans will be around to witness it though.



Very slim chance on that one.


We will have destroyed the earth ourselves by then...


I agree Jukie

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Message 1318842 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 16:11:15 UTC - in response to Message 1318796.

You could go by my prediction. I have never been wrong.

The world will end!

I just don't set a date.

I will. In about 5 billion years when the sun starts trying to burn iron and turns into a red giant. I don't know if humans will be around to witness it though.



Very slim chance on that one.


We will have destroyed the earth ourselves by then...


I agree Jukie

Probably true, but with any luck and foresight, most of our descendants will be starting news worlds on distant planets before then.
(ok mabey I play Civilization one too many times)

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Message 1318848 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 16:20:28 UTC - in response to Message 1318842.

You could go by my prediction. I have never been wrong.

The world will end!

I just don't set a date.

I will. In about 5 billion years when the sun starts trying to burn iron and turns into a red giant. I don't know if humans will be around to witness it though.



Very slim chance on that one.


We will have destroyed the earth ourselves by then...


I agree Jukie

Probably true, but with any luck and foresight, most of our descendants will be starting news worlds on distant planets before then.
(ok mabey I play Civilization one too many times)

By then someone will have invented a working Jump Drive for spaceships...
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Message 1319004 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 23:00:24 UTC - in response to Message 1318842.

You could go by my prediction. I have never been wrong.

The world will end!

I just don't set a date.

I will. In about 5 billion years when the sun starts trying to burn iron and turns into a red giant. I don't know if humans will be around to witness it though.



Very slim chance on that one.


We will have destroyed the earth ourselves by then...


I agree Jukie

Probably true, but with any luck and foresight, most of our descendants will be starting news worlds on distant planets before then.
(ok mabey I play Civilization one too many times)



Wouldn't that be something...
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