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Experts predict scary end of our Earth

Sun be transformed as will start depleting its hydrogen fuel, gradually becoming red giant

By Web Desk
April 10, 2024
 
Researchers get insight into the life-cycle of our solar system and end of our Earth. — Pexels
Researchers get insight into the life-cycle of our solar system and end of our Earth. — Pexels

Researchers in their recent study alarmed people with their fearful predictions about the violent end of the Earth as our planet will eventually be eaten by the Sun.

The experts from the University of Warwick challenged the earlier understanding regarding the unraveling of the Earth's demise. 

They suggested that the vigorous end would finally come by our star's expansion., after six billion years.

This study, reported by Express Daily US, provides researchers more insight into the life-cycle of our solar system which will be coming to an end because of the inherent nature of stars.

Professor Boris Gaensicke, leading the study, said: "The sad news is that the Earth will probably just be swallowed up by an expanding Sun before it becomes a white dwarf."

The Sun will be going under transformation, as it will start depleting its hydrogen fuel, gradually entering a red giant phase, rendering it 200 times its size.

It will then turn into a white dwarf and will become cooler in temperature. The activity would affect the solar system and the bodies in it as a whole.

Powerful gravity of white stars tear other bodies apart in pieces. — Nasa/CXC/IASF Palermo/M Del Santo et al/STScI
Powerful gravity of white stars tear other bodies apart in pieces. — Nasa/CXC/IASF Palermo/M Del Santo et al/STScI

Researchers arrived at this conclusion by studying three different white dwarfs for 17 years and learning about what happened to their surrounding bodies.

The movement of objects around white dwarfs also becomes highly irregular and catastrophic.

The powerful gravity of white stars tear other bodies apart in pieces and eventually to dust.

Professor Gaensicke stated: "For the rest of the solar system, some of the asteroids located between Mars and Jupiter, and maybe some of the moons of Jupiter may get dislodged and travel close enough to the eventual white dwarf to undergo the shredding process we have investigated."