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Fraser
2012-Aug-21, 05:50 AM
How’s this for a depressing look into Earth’s potential future: astronomers have witnessed the first evidence of a planet’s destruction by its aging star as it expands into a red giant. “A similar fate may await the inner planets in our solar system, when the Sun becomes a red giant and expands all the way [...]

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