From the May 2007 issue

How long will the Sun live?

The answer's not as straightforward as you might think, and even the question has some hidden assumptions.
By | Published: May 28, 2007 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Long after life has perished on this good Earth, the Sun will experience its own death throes. But when, exactly, will this take place? The answer depends, in part, on what you mean by death.