How long could humanity survive if the sun is destroyed?
December 22, 2004 9:08 PM Subscribe
Terrorists destroy the sun.... How long does humanity survive??? (the inside... there's more???)
posted by John Kenneth Fisher to science & nature (32 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
If, hypothetically, the sun were to blink out of existence, how long would humanity be able to survive? I'm assuming our planet would stay intact and not slam into other planets, and just be spun out into space to freeze. With all of our technology, (assuming, say, a week's notice. Long enough to prepare what we have, not long enough to use anything we DON'T have,) how long until the bulk of humanity freezes? One day? Two? and what about those (think high level government) with access to resources to try to survive? Could they pull out a week, a month?