Using their new model, based off data with updated calculations of the mass of individual stars, the researchers determined that the sun is just barely big enough to act similarly to some of the faraway stars they've observed in their death throes.
The study was published in the journal Nature Astronomy on Monday, May 7.
All stars die at some point, so even our Sun will find its end after all.
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The scientists developed a new data model that predicts the life cycle of stars.
"We found that stars with a mass less than 1.1 times the mass of the sun produce fainter nebulae, and stars more massive than 3 solar masses [produce] brighter nebulae", study co-author Albert Zijlstra, a professor of astrophysics at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, said in a statement.
One of the scientists involved in solving the years-long mystery, Albert Zijlstra, an astrophysics professor at Jodrell Bank, described the sun will die creating the most lovely visual formation in the sky. Compared to other more distant stars, the Earth's sun is medium-sized (even among other yellow dwarf stars) prompting scientists to wonder whether its size would make it behave differently once it died. The planetary nebula will shine for about 10,000 years. That luminous envelope of dust can be as much as half the star's mass. Further, he said that this unveils the core of the star, which at this scenario in the life of the star is gradually getting exhausted before dying off finally.
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However, the latest scientific model, which scientists used with stellar mass and age to predict how bright the ejected envelop would shine in space, solved the problem. This way, they discovered all the material our Sun would eject is likely to heat up a lot more quickly. This has become a source of conflict for the past for 25 years.
"Problem solved, after 25 years!" he added. Even though our sun is deemed a small star and some speculated that it won't be able to create a planetary nebula, scientists concluded that the sun has enough mass to create one.
The computer model described in the paper, however, shows that the hot cores of stars heat up the envelope and it expands at about 30 kilometers per second - three times faster than previous models - when it reaches a temperature of 40,000 Kelvin (~ 39,727 degrees Celcius).
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"The data said you could get bright planetary nebulae from low mass stars like the sun, the models said that was not possible, anything less than about twice the mass of the sun would give a planetary nebula too faint to see". The model showed the research team the luminosity of the gas and dust that is ejected from stars of varying masses and ages when they die. This made it much easier for a low-mass star such as the sun to produce a bright planetary nebula.