The scientists saw in space the remnants of the planetary system where the star has destroyed the planet
The white dwarf with the remnants of the planet in its orbit showed the future of the Earth
In the distant future, according to scientists, our Sun will become a white dwarf. What happens to Earth and humanity, when the Sun “goes out”? In deep space astronomers have seen planetary system, which will help to answer this question.
410 light years from Earth astronomers have discovered a celestial object, orbiting a white dwarf. This is only the second planetary system of this kind, which managed to find a scientist. And it gives scientists the opportunity to study in detail what happens to planets when their Sun collapsed.
Physics closer to solving one of the greatest mysteries of the Universe
The remains of a planet discovered by scientists, revolve around the star SDSS J122859.93+104032.9. Orbital period of object around your ex Sun for about 2 hours. It is very close to the star and very stable: the gravity of a white dwarf would have a very long time to break.
“We can look at our likely future. It’s exciting and a little frightening spectacle, which will show you can imagine how this happens here on Earth,” says Jesse Christensen, an astronomer at the Institute for the study of exoplanets NASA.
Scientists have determined that when the death of the Universe
An unusual site is called planetesimal, most likely, is a remnant of the metallic core of a former planet. Under the influence of the enormous gravity of the dying star the brittle crust and the mantle disintegrated, leaving a solid metal core. Most likely, such a scenario awaits the Earth if our planet would not be swallowed by the Sun when our star becomes a red giant.
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We will remind that earlier the space hunter dark energy made an exciting picture.Also, scientists have found the oldest star in the Universe.
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