What will happen if the stars burned out?

What will happen if all the stars in space burned out tonight, can we survive without the stars?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Stars do not burn out, at least not like a candle or lightbulb does.

    The sun is a star so if the stars "burned out" then we would die. That isn't to sa all life would die though. Many planets and moons are still molten inside, such as Earth. If Earth were being tugged on by a strong gravitational force, then this would create enough pressure and friction within the planet to keep it molten inside and thus geologically active, for quite some time. Liquid water may remain under the frozen ocean near hot thermal vents, and small life forms may be able to survive.

    It's speculated that this might be the case on Europa. Europa is one of Jupiter's moons. It's surface is primarily water ice and it's thought that liquid water oceans exist below, heated by geothermal energy due to the gravitational pull of Jupiter on Europa.

  • aysien
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    because the sunlight procedures the accurate of its existence cycle, its middle receives hotter because that's going to start up fusing Helium besides to Hydrogen. this can enhance the outer layers till it absorbs many of the inner planets, and bakes something else. It will change right into a pink significant. some astronomers imagine that the Earth has in ordinary words yet another 500 million years in which it may keep up contemporary existence varieties. After that aspect, the temperatures change into too warm, the oceans boil away, and extra extreme image voltaic wind sweeps away the ambience. surely, the Earth will change into an extremely warm, dry cinder. If the sunlight's surroundings reaches the orbit of the Earth, it ought to correctly be dense adequate to reason the Earth to spiral in in the route of the middle. Then it relies upon on no matter if the sunlight puffs off its outer layers, to sort a planetary nebula, or purely collapses to a white dwarf. that is achievable that what's left of the earth will orbit as a chilly cinder round a wide sparkling ember. The sunlight then fades into obscurity, appearing as a celestial % bump to unwary area travelers.

  • 1 decade ago

    It has been theorized that gravity waves can actually travel faster than the speed of light, so if all the stars were to burn out at once we could very easily be sent out of orbit, not that it'd matter b/c we'll be dead long before the sun burns out completely because the sun will turn into a red giant and consume Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars before it actually burns out.

    Source(s): source?... umm... 2 years ago in Physical Science class. lol.
  • 1 decade ago

    No, We couldn't Live. You May Not think So, but a Lot of Our Energy Comes From the Sun. It Would be Really Cold, No Plants Could Perform Photosynthesis, And We Would Be Screwed.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Stars are "burning out" every second somewhere in the universe. And some are being born, just like every other living thing. (I know that stars are not "living" beings in the traditional sense, but they do go through "life stages")

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No. Because the Sun (which is a star) would burn out too.

  • 1 decade ago

    All life on Earth would perrish because the heat from the sun is the driving force for the weather on Earth. Our planet would turn into a giant icecube very quickly.

  • 1 decade ago

    The sun is a star.

  • 1 decade ago

    no we couldnt cause the sun is a star and the sourse of all the energy on the planet we would be screwed in the worst way

  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Stars just reflect light from the sun...

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