Stellar Flybys: New Way To Life’s Extinction

    DO STAR NEAR-MISSES MAKE SUPER-JUPITERS FALL?

    How fragile is life?

    Very.

    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.

    Scholz's System: I Zoomed By, Therefore I Scare

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