When a star, similar to our sun, comes to the last phase of its life, it bursts half of its mass before death. As a result, the planets and other small heavenly bodies revolving around it destroyed by the explosion of the star. But to everyone’s surprise, scientists discovered a planet which resisted the extreme blast of its nearby star.
After the blast, the star becomes a white dwarf. The white dwarf no longer poses the same mass. As a result, it has minimal gravitational energy, as gravity is directly proportional to the mass of the object. Therefore, the surviving planets and asteroids move farther from the giant object. With time, these white dwarf slowly coll down.
The recently discovered planet is made up of dense gases, similar to Neptune in our solar system. The planet takes ten days to complete one revolution. The planet has a surprising tail, like a comet, which consists of sulfur, oxygen, and hydrogen. Scientists state that the tail feature of the planet is the result of the extreme heat of its sun, WD J0914+1914.
The Future of our Solar System
The recent findings are essential to predict the future of our solar system. Around 4.5 billion years, the sun in our solar system will go through a similar path. Scientists are predicting that the sun will destroy planets in the inner half of the solar system, such as mercury, venus, and most likely earth. Researchers also predict that the extreme radiation of the sun might evaporate many exterior planets, such as Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus, and Saturn, as well. After the evaporation of all these planets and other heavenly bodies, only gas particles will remain around the sun, which will be the only source for other potential living beings to recognize the existence of this solar system. Matthias Schreiber, the co-author of the study, confirmed that the star is showing the possible future of our solar system.