What if we refuel the Sun with Jupiter?Even if we managed to nudge Jupiter close enough to the Sun, that could lead to a whole slew of other problems. Without Jupiter's stable gravitational pull, all of our planetary orbits, including Earth's, would be thrown off course. We'd lose our precious shield against deadly asteroids and comets.
Is it possible to refuel the Sun?The only fuel the Sun can use for fusion is in the core, which accounts for only 0.8% of the Sun's volume and 34% of its mass. When it uses up that hydrogen in the core, it'll blow off its outer layers into space and then shrink down into a white dwarf.
Will Jupiter survive the Sun exploding?Mercury, Venus and Earth will be gone, but Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune will survive and continue to go around the sun.
Can Jupiter replace the Sun?It may be the biggest planet in our Solar System but it would still need more mass to turn into a second Sun. Jupiter is often called a 'failed star' because, although it is mostly hydrogen like most normal stars, it is not massive enough to commence thermonuclear reactions in its core and thus become a 'real star'.
What if Neptune hit the Sun?So if Neptune were thrust so much closer to the Sun, it would warm up very quickly indeed. Over time, the Sun would affect Neptune's atmosphere, as it does Mercury's. Neptune's atmosphere is composed of hydrogen, helium, and trace amounts of methane.
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Will the Sun eat Mars?The bloated, dying star throws out material from its outer layers in intense episodic bursts. In our own solar system, the Sun will puff up so much that it will melt, evaporate and eat up some of the inner rocky planets. "I am confident that the Sun will swallow Mercury and Venus, and not Mars.
Is Jupiter dying?Jupiter's giant storm, the Great Red Spot, may not be dying any time soon. It seems to have been unravelling for decades, but this is probably down to the movement and shredding of clouds rather than a sign that the storm is abating.
Will the Sun destroy Mars?The Sun is predicted to expand so much it would engulf Mars and Earth as if puffs up into a red giant. It's thought humans would have died out way before then unless we can find away to leave planet Earth and exist somewhere else. The 2018 study suggests, at this rate, humans only have around one billion years left.
What if Jupiter hit Saturn?If Jupiter and Saturn collided, they would begin to merge. Their atmospheres would mix. That would raise the temperatures in the top layers of the gas giant's atmosphere. It would get so hot that Jupiter would experience a chemical reaction, gaining more iron, silicates and even water.
Is Jupiter a failed star?"Jupiter is called a failed star because it is made of the same elements (hydrogen and helium) as is the Sun, but it is not massive enough to have the internal pressure and temperature necessary to cause hydrogen to fuse to helium, the energy source that powers the sun and most other stars.
What if Jupiter hit the Earth?Our planet is too small and would burn up in the atmosphere before that ever happens. This would have a huge impact on Jupiter, as the Earth's remains would completely mix into its atmosphere. So if you ever notice our planet going off course and heading towards Jupiter, you might want to jump off along the way.
How long will the Earth last?The upshot: Earth has at least 1.5 billion years left to support life, the researchers report this month in Geophysical Research Letters. If humans last that long, Earth would be generally uncomfortable for them, but livable in some areas just below the polar regions, Wolf suggests.
Will Earth eventually fall into sun?Unless a rogue object passes through our Solar System and ejects the Earth, this inspiral will continue, eventually leading the Earth to fall into our Sun's stellar corpse when the Universe is some ten quadrillion times its current age.
What if the Sun died?Once all the helium disappears, the forces of gravity will take over, and the sun will shrink into a white dwarf. All the outer material will dissipate, leaving behind a planetary nebula. "When a star dies, it ejects a mass of gas and dust — known as its envelope — into space.
Will the Great Red Spot ever disappear?In 2019, the Great Red Spot began "flaking" at its edge, with fragments of the storm breaking off and dissipating. The shrinking and "flaking" fueled concern from some astronomers that the Great Red Spot could dissipate within 20 years.
How old is the Eye of Jupiter?This is Jupiter's Great Red Spot and it has captivated humans for generations. Jupiter's Great Red Spot was first observed in 1831 by amateur astronomer Samuel Heinrich Schwabe, so we know the storm has existed for at least 150 years.
Is the Big red spot dying?Changing Face. One of the solar system's most iconic landmarks is about to vanish. Jupiter's Great Red Spot, a gigantic storm more than twice the size of the Earth, has persisted for centuries. But now scientists predict it could disappear forever in as little as 20 years.
What if the Sun was red?If sunlight was red then the red sun would be long living allowing evolution to progress longer on that planet. That sun would have been born before our own sun as well, so if compared to the current Earth Date then an Earth-like planet could easily have life that's been around way longer and maybe more advanced.
What if Mercury collide with Earth?Such an impact would kill all life on our planet. Nothing would survive. By contrast, the asteroid that doomed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago was likely just 6 miles in diameter; Mercury is 3,032 miles across. The last time an object about that size hit the Earth, the resulting debris formed our Moon.
How many years until the Sun dies?Based on observations of other stars, astronomers predict it will reach the end of its life in about another 10 billion years. There are other things that will happen along the way, of course. In about 5 billion years, the Sun is due to turn into a red giant.
What would happen if Pluto hit Earth?If, for whatever reason they did collide, I imagine that Neptune, being far larger than Pluto would survive, albeit with a slightly altered orbit while Pluto would be destroyed in the collision. The effect on Earth would be virtually nil.
What if Earth crashed into Uranus?As a fart-filled finale, Uranus would compress what was left of our atmosphere, and the rapidly rising temperatures would ignite it. Just like that, our beautiful blue planet would fall in line and start circling the ice giant, eventually becoming one of its many moons.
Will humans go extinct in 2100?Metaculus users currently estimate a 3% probability of humanity going extinct before 2100.
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