It looks like the Earth won't survive the death of the Sun after all. Seven-point-six billion years is all we've got. I know, it sounds like a long time now, but time flies when the Sun "fuse[s] the last of its hydrogen into helium, turn[s] into a red giant and expand[s] to 250 times its current size." Ouch.
Bonus question for all you Bulldozer comments page folks: From what location would you prefer to watch the Sun go supernova?
mp3: "The Wishes Pile Up" by Jim Bryson