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Does the sun have enough mass to become a black hole?

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Nope. It will become a white dwarf at best. Unfortunately the sun is considered to be an average/small star. Much bigger stars will collapse to become neutron stars and much bigger stars than that will collapse into black holes.

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Wow that's deep! (Pun intended)

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Our Sun is far too small to become a Black Hole - it would need to absorb three or four other stars of the same order of magnitude to be massive enough for a Black Hole. The current thinking is that our perfectly ordinary star will eventually become a red giant - it's not even big enough to do the white dwarf trick.

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You could probably Googleit.... See what I did there? ;)

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Oh! I meant to make that my username. But one misspelling and now I have "googeit". -.-
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You can change it.
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Nah. I am good for now. :)
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No, our sun can be described as a yellow dwarf. After it swells to the red giant stage it's outer layers will be blown off into space. Then it will become a white dwarf. It will then burn for billions of years until it will eventually become a huge ball of pure carbon under great gravitational pressure. When it cools it could become a giant trillion, trillion carat diamond the size of earth.




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