Nothing is immortal, except the Creator of everything that is mortal. There is one question that has been bothering us humans since 25 years – how the prime source of our survival, the Sun will die? As dreadful as it may sound, researchers have finally found the answer.
Mysteries have always made us humans curious, and some of the most intriguing mysteries are related to space. Some mysteries are solved, some remain unsolved – one of these mysteries was the question of how the sun will die. Scientists have managed to finally put an end to this question which is one of the most widely discussed and debated since 25 years – to rest. As per the latest research paper published by Nature Astronomy says that the dramatic demise of the Sun will be a visible planetary nebula.
The years-long research was made by a team of international researchers, including Professor Albert Zijlstra from the University of Manchester – who is believed to have found out the answer to the big question. We already knew that the immense source of energy, the sun, will die in approximately 10 billion years, but we didn’t knew how it would happen. Now we do. So here it is – when the sun will be burning on last of its hydrogen, it will turn into a giant red star which will be 250 times bigger than what it is currently. Now that is bad news for Earth and us earthlings, because with that size, the Sun will certainly roast out the Earth. However, we need not worry because when that happens, our home planet will have long been an inhabitable place and we all would be long gone.
As per Mr Zijlstra, the demise of Sun will be an extremely dramatic celestial event as it will be a planetary nebula – despite being a small star because the Sun has enough mass to be able to create a nebula. The dramatic demise of Sun will create some of the most beautiful visual formations in our sky, and it will be one hell of a show. Only that, none of us – or anyone else for that matter – would be around to be able to watch it. What a loss. But yes, if there is anyone watching our solar system from a range of two million light years – or humans found our homes in Andromeda – then, it can be watched as a faint but beautiful nebula, that will be the end of this solar system.