Star set for potential solar system collision

There's a star called Gliese 710 and it's about 64 light years away

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Scientists are constantly looking around at space to see what's out there and to also wonder what object out there may be getting too close.

Scientists have that new object.

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There's a star called Gliese 710 and it's currently about 64 light years away in the constellation of Serpens.

NASA It's apparently set on a collision course with our very own solar system.

The star which is about half the size of the sun and has had its path tracked by the European Space Agency and its a mission whose task is to track and map objects in the universe.

They're saying that in 1.35 million years Gliese will make contact with the Oort Cloud which is a huge cloud of trillions of comets and objects as it continues on its way.

Now when it does that its gravity will send comets scattering in every direction.

Some lost to the nothingness of space, many will likely be scooped up by Jupiter's gravity and yet many will become long range comets with long orbits around the sun with opportunities to reach the inner solar system where Earth sits.

The good news is we have more than a million years to figure out how to save ourselves!

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