Despite the Mayan Calendar's and the People's Temple's best efforts, we've managed to avoid any sort of Apocalypse and/or End Times thus far. But don't let your guard down just yet, because we know for a fact that, one day, that warm, life-giving center of the solar system will turn its back on us and blow up, taking the Earth down with it. But what if that fiery fate could be avoided?

It seems unlikely, but given that we have about a billion years to start preparing now, ASAP Science takes a look at how we might go about protecting the Earth from the sun's death path. And though it's technically possible, shielding ourselves from the Sun isn't without its consequences. But we'll let the people a billion years from now worry about that. [ASAP Science]