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Subject: Wouldn't we freeze without the sun?

Date: Tue Sep 15 18:29:25 1998
Posted by Karen
Grade level: undergrad
School: washington state university
City: pullman State/Province: wa
Country: usa
Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 905902165.As

I read in one of your answers that if the sun "went out" the earth would die a slow cold death, losing plants first, then animals higher up on the food chain.  But I wonder, without the sun, (say its remnants have the gravity to keep us in orbit,) wouldn't we freeze to death before we starved?

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