When Earth Has 12 Suns

Mankind’s artificial stars of the future

E. Alderson
5 min readDec 8, 2022

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We are attempting to save planet Earth from the sun. In 1 billion years the star’s luminosity will have increased by 10%, causing a runaway greenhouse effect on the planet and boiling our oceans until Earth resembles its tragic sister planet, Venus. In 5 billion years this situation will become even more dire; the sun will reach its Schönberg–Chandrasekhar…

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E. Alderson

A passion for language, technology, and the unexplored universe. I aim to marry poetry and science.