Space specialists released a concerning study about our planet recently. The idea that Earth could be ejected from the Solar System was discussed. There is an impossible yet likely to happen chance for our planet to be expelled from its place, according to the survey.
A team of researchers from the Sharif University has debated the data and other findings, shockingly found that there is one in 15,000 chance of such an event to occur. It means that for every 10,000 Earth-similar planets, only one has encountered damage. But how such a thing happen?
Earth Might Be Ejected From The Solar System
Research professor, Paul M. Sutter, from the Stony Brook University (not part of the study) detailed what happens when a rogue star approaches our Solar System.
He stated: “This may not amount to much, but if this happens year after year, the Earth can steadily gain energy, moving its position farther away from the Sun, out of the “habitable zone,” the band of orbits around the Sun that aren’t too close for surface water to vaporize or too far for it to turn to ice.”
That Would Be An Apocalyptic Event, Killing Life On Earth
So, our planet could gather so much energy that it could escape speed from the Sun, letting the Solar System far away behind it. Sutter also explained that we should be smart because approximately all life on our planet gets its energy from the Sun and photosynthesis.
For example, plants and algae need sunlight to transfer it into energy, and then we use their power to turn it into food. And if we pull out that energy from the whole food chain, it would crash entirely. The situation is much more challenging in the more dense areas of our galaxy, where the chance becomes 160 times higher.