When Earth Orbits a New Star

How we’ll replace our sun and avoid planetary doom

E. Alderson
5 min readDec 9, 2022

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In the prequel articles, “When Jupiter Becomes a Star” and “When Earth Has 12 Suns”, we explored the idea of saving the doomed Earth from the aging sun. As a future red giant, the sun’s surface would extend out to the location of Venus and possibly beyond, condemning our planet to a broiling, melting, vaporizing death. We’ve seen…

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E. Alderson

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