Creepy ! This is how our Earth, the solar system will die; Tech reveals when and how his death will come
Our solar system is about to die. But how and when will this happen? Scientists have deployed the technology and the results are there.
The laws of thermodynamics have shown very clearly that everything in the universe will one day die. And neither we, nor our planet, nor the Sun, nor the solar system are any exception. It is very difficult to imagine that the solar system, which has existed for 4.5 billion years, will one day collapse. It’s a terrifying thought but according to scientists, it’s inevitable. State-of-the-art technology has been deployed and extremely expensive instruments have been used to perform radioactive dating on other objects thought to be the same age as the Sun. This data is then added to prediction models, software built by technicians to calculate the half-life and life expectancy of celestial objects based on its radioactive signature. Institutions like NASA can do this with very high precision. But the question that remains is how will the solar system die and when? Keep reading to find out.
The death of the solar system
Incidentally, the first stage of the death of the solar system would be the death of the Earth. Over the next billion years, major changes will occur. The Sun is slowly brightening. Today it is 30% brighter than it was when it was formed. This is what allowed the habitable zone of the solar system to conveniently fall to where Earth is.
But as the Sun uses up all of its hydrogen and shifts to helium for nuclear fusion, the molecular weight will increase its temperature, core size, and rate of energy production from the Sun. As a result, the Earth will begin to heat up and water will begin to evaporate. This will mark the end of life that remains on the planet.
Phase two begins after this, as due to the increased gravitational pull of the Sun, the rocky planets will begin to destabilize in their orbits. As a result, there’s a good chance Mercury could collide with Venus, or Earth will eventually collide with Mars. And if somehow that didn’t happen, in about five billion years the Sun would turn into a red giant, growing so much in size that it would envelop the inner planets, including the Earth. Yes, the Sun will become so big that it will reach the Earth.
But by turning into a red giant, it will also lose mass, energy and its gravitational force. Thus, the gaseous planets will move away from the Sun and their orbits will continue to increase.
Finally, in about seven billion years, the Sun will turn into a white dwarf. It will still continue to have the same mass but will only take up half the size of the Earth. And then he’ll spend eternity cooling off. At this point, the gravitational pull will be further affected, pushing the remaining planets further out into space.
The solar system can survive like this for hundreds of billions of years, unless another star passes by. The likelihood of this will increase as the size of the solar system doubles. A passing star would drag all remaining planets towards it as the small white dwarf would be powerless to fight it. The remaining planets will either become part of that star system or be ejected into space to become floating planets and the solar system will die.