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Tech & Science Our Swollen Sun Will Someday Shatter Everything in the Asteroid Belt

03:30  18 february  2020
03:30  18 february  2020 Source:   popularmechanics.com

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When the sun enters its red giant stage in about six billion years, scientists say it will cause a chain reaction of exploding asteroids in the asteroid belt . Between five and six billion years from now, astronomers say the sun will expand into an even bigger fireball, swallowing almost half the solar

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a star filled sky: When the sun enters its red giant stage in about six billion years, scientists say it will cause a chain reaction of exploding asteroids in the asteroid belt.© Lauri Voutilainen When the sun enters its red giant stage in about six billion years, scientists say it will cause a chain reaction of exploding asteroids in the asteroid belt.

Between five and six billion years from now, astronomers say the sun will expand into an even bigger fireball, swallowing almost half the solar system. This rapid expansion into its red giant stage is likely to send asteroids in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter tumbling.

You can thank the YORP effect. Stars emit infrared radiation into space, which carries momentum in addition to heat and can change the orbit—a phenomenon called the Yarkovsky effect—as well as the rotation and orientation of nearby small bodies such as asteroids. The YORP effect, named for the four scientists who contributed to its discovery—Yarkovsky, O’Keefe, Radzievskii, and Paddack—was directly observed in 2007, when scientists noticed the asteroid 54509’s YORP rotation changed.

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When it does, our planet [+] will encounter a terrifying fate, but new worlds and stars will result in the end. The secret is that practically everything that makes up you, me, and the entire planet — the tiniest And someday , our Sun will be lucky enough to give that ultimate gift to the Universe, too.

Dwarf Planet : smaller planets that are measured by their roundness, and closeness in size to that of normal planets . Meteorite: A meteorite is a rock that has crashed to Earth and a meteor is a " thing in the air". flash of light caused by a particle entering our atmosphere at high speed.

Asteroids that absorb this momentum-packed sunlight eventually re-radiate it back out into space as heat, which creates small amounts of thrust, thus inching the rocky bodies from their original path or causing them to spin faster and faster. Because most asteroids are "rubble piles"—loosely packed blobs of dust, rock and ice—many won't be able to withstand the forces of this increased rotation and will shatter, flinging rocky debris far out into the solar system.

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Objects in the astroid belt and Kuiper belt orbit the sun in nearly the same plane as the planets , but It is a little less than half the diameter of our moon. Gaps in the asteroid belt (often called Kirkwood Suppose that large Jovian planets have never found in our solar system. Which of the following

Why didn't a planet form where the asteroid belt is now located? Gravitational tugs from Jupiter prevented material from collecting together to form a planet . Which of the following objects are probably not located in the same general region of the solar system in which they originally formed?

Stars undergo several important stages before they eventually die. Our sun, a yellow dwarf, is currently in the main sequence stage of its life. Right now, the heat the sun radiates doesn’t have much of an influence on the rocky bodies in the asteroid. But that could change when our sun begins to expand out into the solar system.

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Why didn't a planet form where the asteroid belt is now located? Gravitational tugs from Jupiter prevented Gaps in the asteroid belt (often called Kirkwood gaps) are caused by _. Which of the following real things in our solar system would look most like such science fiction dangers?

“When a typical star reaches the giant branch stage, its luminosity reaches a maximum of between 1,000 and 10,000 times the luminosity of our sun.” astrophysicist Dimitri Veras, of the University of Warwick in England, said in a statement. “The YORP effect in these systems is very violent and acts quickly, on the order of a million years.” Veras leads a team of researchers who published this research last year in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

After the branch stage, our shiny neighbor will eventually shrink back down into a super-hot, super-dense, Earth-sized white dwarf. The rocky debris created in this violent event will begin to form a disc around the star, and then eventually get sucked in.

By then, the damage will have already been done. “Not only will our own asteroid belt be destroyed,” Veras said, “but it will be done quickly and violently. And due solely to the light from our sun.”

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