Theory by Techaiguide The renowned doctor in particle physics, Javier Santaolalla, published a video on his social networks, talking about a theory by which the extinction of humanity could occur. In the video he commented the following: “It is a dark star that every time it visits us creates chaos and destruction. It is an astronomical hypothesis that has the name of “Nemesis”, a real madness.
The theory of a companion star of the Sun raises the possibility that there is another star in orbit around the solar system. This hypothetical star would be one of low luminosity, which is why it is known as a dark or brown dwarf. If its existence were confirmed, it could have terrifying and catastrophic implications not only for Earth, but for the other planets as well.
Implications of the star “Nemesis”
This theory arose in the year 1984, at the University of Chicago Nasa t shirts, through a scientific article, in which they made a potential explanation for the patterns of mass extinctions on Earth. It is suggested that the orbit of the companion star could perturb the Oort cloud, a remote region of the solar system where an abysmal number of comets reside.
This periodic disturbance would result in the movement of asteroids and other astral bodies and space rocks into the interior of the solar system, some of which could impact the Earth and cause mass extinctions.
Despite the interest aroused by this possibility, so far no conclusive evidence has been found to support the existence of this death star. Despite the numerous studies and observations carried out, the results have been mostly negative, due to this lack of direct detection and the contradictory indirect observations, many scientists have been forced to question the validity of the theory of this companion star. .
How long would it take to visit the Sun again?
Although the existence of this star has not been confirmed, it is a theory that is still valid, Santaolalla commented that the study has calculated the possible visits of “Nemesis” 250 million years ago and that these would have a periodicity of 25 million years, in which, according to scientists, an apocalypse has occurred on Earth.