Monday, July 17, 2017

SPACE WARNING: Death star heading towards Earth

A GIANT death star is heading Earth’s way which could wipe out life on the planet, scientists have warned.
The star known as HIP 85605 is one of14 stars that are heading towards Earth, and experts have given it a 90 per cent chance of reaching the edge of our solar system.

Once it is there in what is known as theOort cloud, which is full of of asteroids,it could fling all of the space rocks our way, wiping out life on Earth.
Swinburn University astrophysicist Alan Duffy told Australia's Herald Sun:"Objects hardly ever meet in space — the distances are so huge — but the gravitational influence of a star is enormous, even something a lightyear away can rattle the loosely held Oort Cloud objects.
The study author, Dr Coryn Bailer-Jones of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA), said stars have already had a huge impact on Earth.
He wrote on his MPIA page: "I am interested in the history of the Earth and astronomical phenomena have clearly played a role in this.
The star will be about three light years from Earth, according to the study published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, but experts say that it is unlikely to come for another 240,000 years.

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