The unusual payload of SpaceX, which exploded on February 6, 2018, is now traversing the space beyond the orbit of Mars. The Tesla Roadster and its driver were chosen as dummy payloads for the inaugural launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. Elon Musk, the mind behind the extravagant rocket launch, claimed that a payload of metal blocks would simply be too boring. Now, a year after its launch, a study of Starman's trajectory around the Sun put the cherry-red sports car on a potential collision course with Earth.
According to the orbiting dynamics experts Hanno Rein, Daniel Tamayo and David Vokrouhlicky, there is a significant possibility that the SpaceX Starman would crash on Earth or Venus.
In a joint research paper, published under the title The random walk of cars and their probabilities of collision with the planets, scientists predicted Starman's journey over the next million years.
Space experts have discovered that Earth, Venus and the Sun are the three most likely clash targets for Starman.
Collisions with Mercury and Mars are the least likely scenario because Jupiter's gravity catapults the car out of the solar system.
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Scientists gave Starman a 6% chance to hit Earth in the next million years
They also predicted a 2.5% chance that the sports car would crash into Venus over the same period of time.
Professor Rein said, "Even if we can not say that on w the planet eventually the car will end, we feel comfortable saying that it will not survive in space for more than a few tens of millions of years. "
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In the study, the scientists said that the Tesla sports car will bring Earth closer within the first 100 years of its launch.
When this happens, the SpaceX spacecraft will arrive close to the Moon.
The study reads: "Using a set of several hundred achievements we have been in able to determine statistically the probability that the Tesla would collide with the planets of the Solar System in astronomical terms.
of the orbits experience effects due to the motion of motion and the secular resonances that traverse the NEA space, orbital evolution remains initially dominated by close encounters with the terrestrial planets, in particular Earth, Venus and Mars.
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"About half of our 15 Myr additions they cause a collision with the Earth, Venus and the Sun. "
Over a period of 15 million years (Myr) there is a 22% chance of hitting Starman with the Earth and 12% chance of hitting Venus.
But there is also the distinct possibility that Starman will not be around long enough to see the Earth again closely.
Because of the violent and dangerous nature of space, Mr. Musk's sports car is probably crumbling to pieces under the weight of intense space radiation.
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William Carroll, a chemist at the Indiana University, explained: "All organic products will be subjected to degradation by the various types of radiation run "
According to the NASA space agency, the space beyond the protection of the Earth's atmosphere is full of charged particles and cosmic rays that emanate in all directions.
Because of this problem, human cells in particular are at risk of breaking down and causing all sorts of health complications.
NASA said, "Spatial radiation is different from the types of radiation we experience here on Earth.
" Spatial radiation is composed of atoms in which the electrons have been stripped away as the atom has accelerated in interstellar space to reach speeds that approach the speed of light – in the end, only the nucleus of the atom remains.
The spatial radiation consists of three types of radiation: the particles trapped in the Earth's magnetic field; particles shot in space during solar flares; and the galactic cosmic rays, which are protons of high energy and heavy ions outside our solar system.
"All these types of space radiation represent ionizing radiation."