Hi there, I'm new to the forums and I came here for a specific purpose. I am not in school at the moment, but rather I am writing a science fiction novel and want to make sure that my science is as close to accurate as possible (though I understand that this may be impossible in some respects). If this is the wrong forum, you have my apologies :). 1. If the evolution of our sun were to be artificially advanced - i.e. specifically if a technology was able to siphon mass from the star - would it follow standard evolution? Generally, the idea is that an advanced species is stealing mass from our sun in order to create another in a different part of, and a different time in, the universe. That Sol would become a red giant as it would naturally is a plot device in the story that forces humanity to evacuate Earth and I am hoping that such a large artificial acceleration would end in the same results, or at the very least that it could appear that it was becoming a red dwarf to those on Earth. To ask as simply as possible: if you were to watch the sun artificially evolve over 5 years, would it be equivalent to watching a natural 14 billion year time lapse compressed into 5 years? Thank you so much for your help! I am able to provide as many more details as necessary if I didn't explain myself well enough.