The sun is slowly losing its gravity power to the planets of our system, and so the Earth is moving away from it.
But, does this mean that our common home is moving into space toward darkness?
There is no room for panic. The authors of this study explain the Earth is leaving every year by 1.5 centimeters from the Sun.
NASA’s Goddard Space Center, Antonio Genoa, explains that the calculation was made based on data obtained from the US Space Agency’s Messenger Probe.
“The sun is losing its mass as a result of solar storms. The more such storms occur on the surface of our star, the weaker becomes its balancing power in the system“. Says Genova.
According to this study, the greater the mass of a planet and its distance from the Sun, the deeper the depth. As an example Genova brings Jupiter.
“Jupiter is at a distance 10 times more distant than Earth from the Sun. It goes away 14 centimeters every year from him,” he explains.
Scientists predict that our Sun is in the process of being transformed into a fiery giant. This means it will not convey more to the planets of the system its warmth. This process is expected to be accomplished for about 5 billion years.