End Of The World: Scientist Predicts Earth Will Experience Extreme Heat That It Will Be Crispy
As many signs show doomsday comes in, one scientist predicted that the Earth will be in so much heat to the point that it will be crispy with all the civilization wiped out in about 5 billion years.
The stargazers mentioned that the Sun is expected to be 100 times larger than its current size. If it happens, it will wipe out and suck in and eventually destroy its two nearest planets, Mercury and Venus.
Professor Leen Decin from the KU Leuven Institute of Astronomy said that, "Five billion years from now, the sun will have grown into a red giant star, more than a hundred times larger than its current size. But then 2 billion years later, the sun will shrink into an incredibly dense dwarf star."
Decin added that, "It (the sun) will also experience an intense mass loss through a very strong stellar wind. The end product of its evolution, 7 billion years from now, will be a tiny white dwarf star. This will be about the size of the Earth, but much heavier: One teaspoon of white dwarf material weighs about 5 tons."
In a report by The New York Post, a scientist claims that given the harsh fate of Mercury and Venus, there is still a very little chance of survival on the planet Earth. Thus, Decin shared that the fate of the Earth is still uncertain.
"We already know that our sun will be bigger and brighter so that it will probably destroy any form of life on our planet. But will the Earth's rocky core survives the red giant phase and continue orbiting the white dwarf?" she added. The scientists got their prediction through the super-powerful Alma radio telescope. They have been eyeballing stars about 208 lightyears away from the Earth. The stars are the near match of the solar system's Sun.
Ph.D. student in Astrophysics Ward Homan said, "Five billion years ago, the star was an almost perfect twin of our sun as it is today, with the same mass. One-third of this mass was lost during the evolution of the star. The same will happen with our sun in the very distant future."
However, the Belgian team will still continue to study the stars. Thus, they will monitor these for more information with regard to the fate of the Earth, according to Express UK.