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The Sun's life cycle



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The Sun's life cycle
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The diagram shows (not to scale) the development of our Sun, from its formation around 4.6 billion years ago to the white dwarf stage. The final stage as a black dwarf is not shown, as it is still not known how long it takes for a white dwarf to cool down completely.

Credit: Tablizer (CC-BY-SA 2.5).