Kenelm Philip fnkwp at aurora.alaska.edu
Sun Sep 13 03:55:48 EDT 1998

	Doug Dawn stated that our Sun has 10^30 years left before it
becomes a red giant. According to what I learned back when I was an
astronomer, the Sun is about 5x10^9 (5 billion) years old, and is about
halfway through its life on the main sequence, before it moves off to
enter the red giant phase. So the end is coming 2x10^20 times faster
than Doug expects. Better get ready...

							Ken Philip
fnkwp at uaf.edu

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