Study posits sun will form nebula on death

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New research published in Nature Astronomy suggests the sun will become a planetary nebula.

These are formed by a collapsed star’s core lighting up surrounding gas and dust it ejected during the final stages of stellar death. This can last for around 10,000 years, reports the Smithsonian.

The Smithsonian adds that previous research posited that the sun’s dying core wouldn’t warm up quick enough to do this, but the new study demonstrates it could actually heat at triple this speed.

That means it has the potential to form a faint planetary nebula. A researcher on the study to the Guardian that the nebula would be viewable from the Andromeda galaxy 2 million light years away.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Depiction of the sun becoming a red giant and consuming planets
2. Depiction of a white dwarf becoming a nebula
3. Depiction of the sun heating three times as fast in new theory
4. Depiction of sun’s post-death nebula from exoplanet in Andromeda galaxy

VOICEOVER (in English):
“When the sun comes to the end of its life cycle, it’ll become a red giant and expand so much it may consume some planets like Mercury and Venus.”

“After this it is believed to become a white dwarf and eventually die.”

“New research published in Nature Astronomy suggests the sun will become a planetary nebula.”

“These are formed by a collapsed star’s core lighting up surrounding gas and dust it ejects during the final stages of stellar death. This can last for around 10,000 years.”

“Previous research posited that the sun’s dying core wouldn’t warm up quick enough to do this, but the new study demonstrates it could actually heat at triple the original believed speed.”

“That means it has the potential to form a faint planetary nebula.”

“A researcher on the study told the Guardian the nebula would be viewable from the andromeda galaxy 2 million light years away.”

SOURCES: Nature Astronomy, The Guardian, Smithsonian, Phys.org (Press Release)
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-018-0453-9.epdf
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/may/07/sun-will-flare-into-massive-planetary-nebula-when-it-dies
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sun-will-produce-beautiful-planetary-nebula-when-it-dies-180969028/
https://phys.org/news/2018-05-sun-dies.html

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