A very rare and incredible phenomenon has been discovered happening these days, meaning that a literal Death Star is destroying a planet as we speak.
- The Death Star is eerily similar to our sun
- It is currently destroying and eating its orbiting planets
- Scientists say this is a rare glimpse into our future
It is what’s called a white dwarf star. Dwarf stars are what is left of hot, huge sun-like stars after they have swollen up at the end of their lives, became red giants and then shed their outer layers. What’s downright scary is that they proceed to dismember the planets that have been orbiting them for billions of years and eat them alive.
The death star is currently housed in the Constellation of Virgo and is striving to offer us quite a spectacle. Because right now, it seems to have its evil eye set on a cosmic object that is gravitating around it at a distance of roughly 837 000 kilometers. That is basically the distance to the moon and back, from earth.
What the death star is trying to do is to tear it apart. Scientists have been able to reach this conclusion because they also spotted debris around the death star and its victim, which suggests it’s not the first. The death star is literally destroying an entire solar system as we speak.
The idea of “destruction” of another planet actually means that it is being pulled apart into literal chunks by its predator’s intense and huge gravitational pull. Also, it is being pulverized by starlight, which causes it to rain down its rocky debris onto its star. Researchers believe it was, probably, a planet, gravitating around the death star, whose orbit became unstable.
Why this is important to us is because we have never seen anything like this. Scientists say this is the actual first time human beings have witnessed a solar system being brought down into nothingness by a single star. Secondly, it’s important to us because this is our future.
It is a known fact that the same fate awaits our own sun, because this is what usually happens to stars. Our sun as well, according to NASA will swell up to a gigantic size, and will become what is called a red giant. It will then proceed to swallow up the current orbits of Venus, Mercury and, possibly even Earth, if we are to use this Death Star’s example. After all, it did wipe out its entire solar system. Now this is a real scare for this Halloween, of which Darth Vader would be proud!
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