Technology Now we know what will happen when the sun dies

02:15  11 may  2018
02:15  11 may  2018 Source:   nbcnews.com

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Here's what that will look like. Like just about anyone else, I like a good cosmic catastrophe at least when I'm not directly involved. Click to enlarge the illustrations below. About 1.1 billion years from now the sun will begin to grow larger and hotter.

What happens when someone dies on a flight? What is the song at the end of the episode of ER where Mark Greene dies ? The earth will be uninhabitable, we will all freeze to death, and the earth as we know it will cease to exist. When the Sun begins to die , it will first turn into a red giant

Image: Ring NebulaThe NASA Hubble Space Telescope captured this view of the most famous of all planetary nebulae: the Ring Nebula (M57). In this October 1998 image, the telescope has looked down a barrel of gas cast off by a dying star thousands of years ago.© Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC Image: Ring NebulaThe NASA Hubble Space Telescope captured this view of the most famous of all planetary nebulae: the Ring Nebula (M57). In this October 1998 image, the telescope has looked down a barrel of gas cast off by a dying star thousands of years ago.

No one is writing its obituary just yet, but scientists have long known that the sun will die — and now we know what will happen next.

New research by an international team of astronomers shows that once it exhausts its hydrogen fuel in 5 billion years or so, our host star will morph into an enormous ring of glowing dust and gas — what astronomers call a planetary nebula.

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For ages, insightful scientists and curious laypeople alike have been hypothesizing what will happen when the sun inevitably dies . Now , a team from the Universty of Manchester believes they’ve finally figured it out. The sun is a star, one of the largest (though tiny in comparison to some) in the known

"Planetary nebulae are among the prettiest objects in the night sky," Dr. Albert Zijlstra, a professor of astrophysics at the University of Manchester in England and a member of the team, told NBC News MACH in an email. "It is nice to know that the sun will, one day, also make one, even if we won't be around to enjoy it!"

Zijlstra said the nebula will form out of an "envelope" of dust and gas ejected by the dying sun, which by then will have swollen to become a red giant that extends all the way out to the orbit of Venus and perhaps beyond. After making the ejection, the sun will heat up while shrinking down into a white dwarf roughly the size of Earth but much denser.

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Scientists agree the sun will die in approximately 10 billion years, but they weren't sure what would happen next until now . Astronomers have long known that our star will die when it's internal fuel runs out.

The new finding, published May 7 in the journal Nature Astronomy, seems to settle a longstanding debate over the sun's distant future.

It's long been known that most stars wind up producing a planetary nebula, but astronomers thought the sun — a ball of superheated gas with a diameter 109 times that of Earth — was too small to form a visible nebula.

"The data said you could get bright planetary nebulae from low mass stars like the sun," Zijlstra said in a written statement. "The models said that was not possible, anything less than about twice the mass of the sun would give a planetary nebula too faint to see."

For their new research, the astronomers created a series of computer models that show how quickly dying stars heat up after ejecting their envelopes. The models indicate that stars heat up three times faster than previous models indicated, showing that there's still enough heat from stars the size of our sun to light up a nebula.

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Prof Zijslra explains: “ When a star dies it ejects a mass of gas and dust— known as its envelope—into space. The team found that in the new models, the sun is almost exactly the lowest mass star that still produces a visible, though faint, planetary nebula.

"Our understanding of the sun's fate has ping-ponged back and forth," Dr. Karen Kwitter, an astronomy professor at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, told MACH in an email, adding that "now, these newest models say that yes, the sun will produce a planetary nebula."

She called the new finding a "'win' for the little guy."

The nebula our sun produces won't be as bright as the ones produced by bigger stars. But as Zijlstra told The Guardian, "If you lived in the Andromeda Galaxy two million light-years away, you'd still be able to see it."

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Image: SunA picture taken by the sun observation satellite Solar Dynamics Observatory SDO shows an exceptionally heavy plasma eruption on the surface of the sun on Sept. 8, 2010.© Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC Image: SunA picture taken by the sun observation satellite Solar Dynamics Observatory SDO shows an exceptionally heavy plasma eruption on the surface of the sun on Sept. 8, 2010.

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