Study Sheds Light On Alien World That Was Saved By Star Gravity
As per a recent study, there was a distant alien world which was going to disappear into the inter-stellar space. The gravitation of a pair of stars pulled back the alien world in the space. This observation also proves that stellar misses which are in close proximity might even help sculpt planetary systems.
Earth and planets, almost similar to these, have a relative circular orbit, while respectively small planets like Pluto have long and tilted orbits. The difference in these orbits might be because of the proximity of the planet to the other stars.
According to Paul Kalas, who is an astronomer at the California University, Berkeley, informed that distant comets and Planet 9 (some think it is hypothetical) even gets influenced by the passing stars. As per the solar researchers, stellar flybys not only affect earth’s solar system but also might reshape the other existing planetary systems. While studying expo- planets, researchers also came across misaligned planets. These were born in a flat and circular orbit but gradually some sort of space storm misplaced these.
Kalas was working on this subject along with another person. Kalas now feels that they have enough evidence now to prove that stellar flybys can not only keep a planet apart from the star but also can stop the planet from drifting into the inter- stellar space.
The researchers mainly focused on 2 yellow and white small stars; these are collectively termed as HD 106906; the stars were first aimed at in 2015. The stars are located almost 300 light years from earth. These are seen in the way of Crux. The stars are relatively new and only old by 15 million years( earth is 4.6 billion years in age). Kalas is also investigating newly formed planetary systems to get better understanding of the new solar system.