In the case of our Solar System, which one of the four main bodies of the Solar System might erupt first?
According to a new study by University of Maryland scientists, the potential for major eruptions at our nearest neighbors to the far side of the galaxy might be as great as the size of the Sun, making this the most likely of all possible scenarios.
The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, looked at the likelihood of a major solar system eruption occurring within our galaxy’s outer reaches, using a model that predicts that the Sun’s surface temperature will rise significantly as it expands over billions of years.
This process is known as coronal mass ejection, and the Sun has been known to spew massive amounts of solar wind and magnetic field energy into space.
The process of solar winds being hurled into space by the Sun and solar winds interacting with magnetic fields in Earth’s atmosphere is known to be called a coronal hole.
The researchers examined the probability of a solar system erupting within our Milky Way galaxy and the solar system’s solar system to determine the potential energy levels and distance of potential eruptions.
The astronomers determined that a major eruption in our solar system could happen within our own Milky Way, but would not occur in the solar systems closest neighbors to us.
In fact, in the study, they estimated that a potential eruption in the outer solar system might occur within the sun-like star Proxima Centauri.
This would be an extremely distant, distant place to occur.
The authors found that in order to be at the most vulnerable to the likelihood that a massive solar system would erupt in our Milky Bay galaxy, the galaxy’s distance from Earth would need to be less than the distance between the sun and Earth.
This distance is not a distance of some arbitrary number, but rather a mathematical value.
According to the model, the distance from the Sun to Proximabis, the closest star to our galaxy, would need be less then 1.6 billion light years.
The distance from Proxipas to our Milky Sun, on the other hand, would be 10.6 million light years, and so on.
The distances between these stars are not necessarily directly proportional to their distance from our Sun, but are more of a function of the distance to the sun relative to Earth, the study’s authors wrote.
In other words, the farther away a star is from our sun, the more it will be at risk for a potential flare.
The scientists calculated that if a star were to get too close to the Earth, Earth’s gravity would pull it towards the Sun.
If Earth’s gravitational pull is too strong, the star might simply disappear.
The paper explains that these distances are not just theoretical.
They are physically possible, because these calculations take into account all the effects of solar flares on the Sun as well as other solar system objects.
The findings could provide some answers to some of the burning questions about our solar systems origins and evolution, including whether our solar-system is the only one to have been born in the form of a star, or whether other bodies have also sprouted in this way.