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By Pierre-Yves Bely

ISBN-10: 052118066X

ISBN-13: 9780521180665

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30 Between stars that die and stars that are born, is the population of our galaxy growing or shrinking? The current world population is a little under 7 billion human souls. At 100 billion, the number of stars in our galaxy might appear quite enormous (Q. 4) relative to that. But while the number of human births is approximately 130 million per year, the rate of star formation in the Galaxy is much lower by comparison: the equivalent of about four solar masses, or about seven new stars per year (with more small stars than medium or large ones being born) [15].

As it continues to inflate, the Sun will suffer a significant loss of mass and, as a conseOrbit of Mercury quence, the orbits of the remaining planets will expand. Venus will be swallowed up, and though Orbit of Venus Mars may escape, it will not be habitable. The Orbit of Earth Earth is predicted to barely escape vaporization Orbit of Mars at the fringes of the red giant’s surface. The giant 41 42 The Solar System outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune) are likely to survive this cataclysm, but will be modified significantly.

Credit: NASA/STScI. During the birth of our own solar system, most of the aggregated material in the primordial cloud collapsed into the nascent Sun, but some matter escaped that fate and was left to form a swirling disk of gas and dust in orbit around the new star. The planets, including Earth, then coalesced out of this disk material. The elements in that original cloud were the raw materials for our oceans, our land masses, and eventually all forms of life on our planet. Without the stars, the material we are made of would not exist; nor would we!

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