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Greetings, Space Sleuth!

Don't get me wrong, we love Professor Starzapoppin, but he's a little eccentric sometimes. The problem is, he's a genius, and is right a lot more than he's wrong. So when he worries that the Sun might explode as a supernova and wipe out the Earth, we listen!

Your mission is to go through his scientific notes, examine the data he's collected from various stars, and see if Sun can indeed explode. The animated timeline he's created should be particularly helpful to you. We've also created some checkpoints along the way to make sure you understand what's going on.

Now go out there and get cracking!

-Admiral Sanduleak

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