"I need a good explanation for a third grader, whose Mom tells me is deeply concerned, that the sun will blow up."

I don't normally write for third graders, but I think they deserve to be treated with dignity, respect, and told the truth, but also to be treated with kindness and optimism about the world. Here's my attempt at what I would say to a third grader -- or perhaps anyone -- who suddenly had to wrestle with the coming death of our entire Solar System.
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