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A Reason for the Earth Moving Away from the Sun and the Possibility to Escape Being Engulfed by a Red Giant Sun
American Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2017, Pages: 25-27
Received: Jul. 14, 2017; Accepted: Jul. 24, 2017; Published: Aug. 15, 2017
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Cui-Xiang Zhong, Department of Science and Technology, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang, China
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Using the radar technology and the tracking technology of interplanetary spacecraft, scientists have calculated that the sun and Earth are gradually moving apart. But no one knows the reason why the Earth is moving away from the sun. So the author has analyzed various factors affecting Earth’s movement, and found that during the normal rotation of the Earth around the sun, the atmospheric pressure on the trailing hemisphere of the Earth is higher than the other hemisphere, effectively increasing its rotation speed, thus making the Earth gradually move away from the sun along a spiral line. Generally, any planet with thick atmosphere can move away from its parent star under the sunshine of its parent star. At the current speed of Earth’s moving away from the sun, the Earth can survive the sun's red giant phase.
Sun, Earth, Red Giant, Orbit-Variation, Atmospheric Pressure
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Cui-Xiang Zhong, A Reason for the Earth Moving Away from the Sun and the Possibility to Escape Being Engulfed by a Red Giant Sun, American Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2017, pp. 25-27. doi: 10.11648/j.ajaa.20170503.11
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