Simulations reveal hydrodynamics of planetary engulfment of expanding star

Simulations reveal hydrodynamics of planetary engulfment of expanding star

News – When our sun takes out the hydrogen fuel at its core in about 5 billion years from now, it will expand to become a red giant that engulfs the inner planets. The dynamics and possible results of planetary immersion are poorly understood, but it is considered a relatively common fate for planetary systems. …

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