A ‘Death Star’ Is Headed Straight For Our Solar System And It’s Bad News For Humanity

Scientist have warned that Earth is facing a terrifying encounter with a ‘death star’. A paper published by two astronomers form the University of Madrid ‘confirms’ that a star called Gilise 710 will come close to our solar system. ‘It may trigger a major comet shower that will affect the inner solar system,’ the astronomers warned.

‘Gliese 710 is headed straight for the solar system,’ they added. We’ve got about 1.35 million years to prepare for the arrival of this ‘death star’, but no way of diverting it.   
 
Artist’s impression of Gliese 710, a sun-like star that will travel through our Solar System’s Oort Cloud in about 1.3 million years. (Image: ESO)                                       
The prodigal Sun will scorch through the Oort cloud, which is a ring made up of trillions of icy objects that are thought to surround our solar system. 
Visual representation of the Oort Cloud, which is littered with ice and rocks left over from the formation of the Solar System. (Image: NASA)
In addition, this could send asteroids and comets speeding towards other planets and Earth. If we’re around long enough to see the terrifying approach of Gliese 710, defending against such an immense asteroid shower could prove to be a problematic job for humanity to accomplish.

The new study does not think it will disrupt our solar system so severely that it will cause the planets to spin out of their orbit and plummet into the Earth. 

Never the less, earlier this year astronomers Filip Berski and Piotr Dybczyńsk stated that, ‘This event will be the strongest disrupting encounter in the future and history of the solar system.’

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