A newly discovered celestial body gives us perhaps a glimpse of the grim fate that awaits our own planet for billions of years. It tells of british scientists, writes National Geographic, according to Science.dk.
the Researchers discovered mini-planet, by analyzing different wavelengths of light, which came from the gasringen around a so-called ‘white dwarf’ - a star that is burned out.
this Method made it possible for researchers to find a small color change in the ring, when it moved farther away from or closer to the Ground.
apart from the colour change, the researchers found that there probably was a ’planetesimal’ in the circuit in gasringen. Planetesimals are small, solid objects, which many astronomers believe are the precursors to ’real’ planets.
Found is interesting, because it potentially can show us something about our own solar system, says researchers astrophysicist and postdoctoral researcher from the University of Warwick Christopher Manser in the lead.
If this planetesimal once have resembled Earth – as Christopher Manser think - so look to the prospects for the Earth namely a little disheartening.
After the white dwarf began to run out of fuel and expand, it began the intense gravity to destroy any planet nearby.
most of the planetary material in the distant solar system has been to rings of solid material, and only the hard cores in the planets is back.
Manser believe it is the same fate, the Earth will meet about five billion years.
Quite so sinister looking professor in astrophysics, Lisa Kaltnegger from Cornell University, who have not participated in the study, however, is not on it.
If the planets in orbit around white dwarfs, were to bump together, so they can eventually form new, stable planets, she points out for National Geographic, writes Science.dk.
Her research points even on such planets can be habitable.
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