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  • Historically, the converse is the case: attempts to weaken [a sovereign] either destroy it, resulting in chaos and death, or force it to compensate by enlarging, resulting in the familiar “red-giant state.”

    The tactical error of the libertarian « Isegoria

  • The new discovery is helping astronomers to understand what will happen to the planets in our solar system when our sun becomes a red-giant star, expanding so much that its surface will reach as far as Earth's orbit.

    August 3rd, 2007

  • -- PhysicsWord. com, Earth could survive a red-giant Sun Let's take the sun out of the equation.

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  • It's a picture of silver globes in the hot fringes of a red-giant star, ducking and diving as they try to find just the right place to meet - or to gain advantage in a long slow battle.

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  • The _Shudos_, tiny flagship of what had once been a mighty armada and was now only a tattered remnant, was floating in orbit, along with the other remaining ships of the fleet, around a bloated red-giant sun.

    The Highest Treason

  • In the longer term, our distant descendants will have to leave Earth entirely before the sun goes all red-giant on us.

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  • Kepler recorded thousands of red-giant stars humming in response to their internal rumblings.

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  • Over the next several million years, the star will puff off its outer layers of gas until it becomes a bloated red-giant star.

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  • Kepler also listened to the vibrations of more than a thousand red-giant stars ranging from a few to several dozen times bigger than the sun.

    Wired Top Stories

  • If we spaced them evenly, that would mean about one close pass every 1000 to 6000 years, depending on whether we wanted to reach the orbit of Mars by the time the Sun started to vaporise the ocean, or when it hit its red-giant phase.

    Next Big Future

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