The Sun’s Expiration Date – What will Happen Afterward?

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The Sun might die in 10 billion years’ time, and when it does, according to scientists, it will turn into a “crystal ball.”

After running out of nuclear fuel, stars begin to cool down, and then they turn into big rocks.

The Gaia space telescope was trained by scientists on 15,000 white dwarf candidates that are around 300 light years of Earth.

A large number of stars that are losing their life was identified by scientists who also received proof that this is what happens when a star dies, it turns into rock.

These observations proved a theory that dates back 50 years according to Dr. Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay, from the University of Warwick’s Department of Physics. Dr. Trembley mentioned that no other direct evidence has ever been discovered that white dwarfs crystallize ( the process of turning solid from liquid).

In addition to that, fifty years ago it was predicted that a number of white dwarfs would be observed certain luminosities and colors due to crystallization. At some time in their evolution, all white dwarfs will crystallize with more massive ones dying faster than the small ones. The process has already been completed by billions of white dwarfs in our galaxy, and in about 10 billion years the Sun will follow as well.

The substances that make out the crystal spheres are oxygen and carbon which under such a high density make the stars look like metal. There is a possibility that as the star cools diamonds may form.

Currently, our Sun is a yellow dwarf star. Before it begins to solidify and harden gradually, the sun will turn into a red giant, and from that moment it will begin to shrink down and turn into a white dwarf.

After that, the white dwarfs turn into black ones that give no heat.


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