Astronomers from the U.S. have set a deadline for the complete destruction of the solar system. Scientists, according to The Astronomical Journal, have performed computer simulations to determine the fate of the planets and the Sun.
The authors of the project were employees of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Michigan. The researchers modeled the future of the solar system to follow the processes that will accompany the transformation of the Sun into a red giant and then a white dwarf (our star will lose half its mass).
“The mass of the Sun will be significantly reduced, so the orbits of gas giants will expand. Jupiter and Saturn will get new orbits with a stable orbital resonance of 5:2. At the same time, the orbits of giant planets will be very vulnerable to gravity disturbances, the source of which will be the luminaries flying past our star system,” American scientists say.
Neighboring stars will provoke instability over the next 30-40 billion years until only one planet remains in orbit. It will remain in the solar system for about 50 billion years, and then will detach itself from the star and rush into interstellar space. That is, the complete destruction of the solar system will stretch for about 100 billion years.