If the Sun suddenly disappeared, what would happen to the Earth?

If the Sun suddenly disappeared, what would happen to the Earth?

If the Sun suddenly disappeared, what would happen to the Earth? Albert Einstein was fascinated by gravity, and how it functions. With a mass about 333 thousand times greater than the mass of Earth, the Sun dominates the gravitational element in our solar system.

Many celestial bodies move around the Sun. Einstein explained how gravity works in his general theory of relativity. According to the general theory of relativity, heavy objects curve spacetime. With its enormous mass, the Sun makes space time curve so that the planets begin to move around the Sun.

Just like the Moon revolves around the Earth. Einstein also showed that nothing can travel faster than light. Light travels through space at nearly 300,000 kilometers per second. According to Einstein, gravity propagates at the same speed. Researchers were able to prove it in 2015. After decades of trying, scientists were finally able to measure gravitational waves for the first time. The Earth orbits the Sun at a distance of about 150 million kilometers.

Sunlight only takes less than eight and a half minutes to reach our planet. So, if the sun suddenly disappeared, we on Earth wouldn’t know about it until about eight and a half minutes later. The sky will then suddenly become dark like the deepest darkness of night. Since gravity also moves at the speed of light.

Earth will also leave its orbit at that time. The Earth will begin traveling through space at a speed of 30 kilometers per second, illuminated only by the light of distant stars. Is it possible that one of the stars’ gravity will pull our planet’s orbit?