To proceed with comment posting, please select temporary avatar: We use cookies for advertising, content recommendations, and traffic measurement. Perhaps Eris will be our new homeworld, the dwarf planet of Pluto will be the new Venus, and Haumeau, Makemake, and the rest will be the outer “Solar System”. To John M. Your math is interesting. Stars with the mass of our Sun will stop with helium, but more massive stars will keep going, fusing carbon and even heavier elements together. RSS:, What Fraser's Watching Playlist: This new extreme light pressure pushes out the star’s outer layers beginning its life as a red giant star. Red Giant Sun engulfing the Earth from ESA's movie "15 Years of Discovery". Any humans left around might find refuge on Pluto and other distant dwarf planets out in the Kuiper Belt, a region past Neptune packed with icy space rocks. The predominant theory on how our Sun and Solar System formed is known as Nebular Theory, which states that the Sun and all the planets began billions of years ago as a giant cloud of molecular gas and dust. In which direction does the Sun move through the Milky Way? more from Astronomy's weekly email newsletter. More stories at: “Late in the life of the Sun — in the red giant phase — the Kuiper Belt will be a metaphorical Miami Beach,” Stern says. actually its said that the earth will be pulled towards a less massive sun when our sun is expanding according to scientists that is 50% possible, and they sauy that life will be more advanced that humnas will be greater in knowledge Keep up the hope! I tried to work out acceleration of 1 g for 20 years turning around at mid trip and decelerating for the rest but even though it gave me some odd numbers, it did suggest that we could make it to a substantial portion of c and therefore enjoy some time dilation on the way! Locked in a long orbital dance that literally lasts a lifetime. And so, the star begins to collapse. Hmmm. Did you know there is a Y8 Forum? That’s one hell of a long time. It’s pretty heady stuff to be reading though, even for those with an understanding of it. It will then enter its relatively brief (130 million year) helium-burning phase, at which point, it will expand past the orbit of Mercury, and then Venus. Hi there! , The Bible teaches us that the Earth Will never be Destroyed, and righteous people will live on it forever.

That would shorten its life because it would then burn its total fuel supply faster. Our own Sun, for example will grow so large that it engulfs the orbits of Mercury, Venus and even Earth; although, it’s not certain if Earth will actually be destroyed when this happens. let me know – thanks , if you guys don’t want to talk about it. View our Privacy Policy. How can we be able to survive that? As they expand, red giants engulf some of their close-orbiting planets. Join us at hope so……. yea like the human race is goin survive that long….

This is not to say that we cant’ change technologically, socially, ethically or even change physically but this will not be an evolutionary change. Most likely we will have maneuvered asteroids into new orbits around the Earth such that they will impart orbital energy to the Earth and push its orbit out artifically. Perhaps the simplest would be to construct Saturn-like rings around the Earth to reduce insolation. As a red giant, our Sun will expand and heat up, forcing its current habitable zone, which now encompasses Earth, outward. And More…, Episode 688: Remnants From the Early Universe. A red giant is a star that has exhausted the supply of hydrogen in its core and has begun thermonuclear fusion of hydrogen in a shell surrounding the core. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. Travon,.. why you gotta be a hater. The Earth’s gravity tries to pull back. it wont really matter.

Astronomers estimate that will expand past the Earth’s orbit in just a billion years. …red-giant phase—the star becomes a red giant for a second time. In research published in the journal Astrobiology in 2003, he looked at the prospects of life in the outer solar system after the Sun enters its red giant phase. In what part of the electromagnetic spectrum does the Sun emit energy? View our Privacy Policy. For the past 4.57 billion years (give or take a day or two), the Sun has been in the Main Sequence of its life., Weekly email newsletter: The answer is yes. So, we must survive if only to make other aliens miserable!!! An interesting side benefit will be how the changing boundaries of our Sun’s habitable zone will change the Solar System as well. Eventually, billions of year down the road, a star uses up the last of its hydrogen fuel. Numbers of enormous proportions have always amazed me, and I have spent a lot of idle time contemplating…things like trying to imagine the time of the dinosaurs 65,000,000 years ago, or the distance from earth to the closest galaxy. See no ads on this site, see our videos early, special bonus material, and much more.

The Sun’s sizzling corona is so hot thanks to tiny nanoflares, new evidence suggests.