DO STAR NEAR-MISSES MAKE SUPER-JUPITERS FALL?
How fragile is life?
Many disasters can strike a biosphere.
A famous “equation” the Drake equation, is meant to estimate the probability of life in the galaxy. It overlooked many factors. One of them is interstellar near-misses. It is not a question of stars colliding, but of the disruption of solar systems.
A star zoomed through our Solar System just 70,000 years ago, astronomers have just discovered.