As children, we’re taught that there’s a single sun at the center of our solar system. However, recent explorations have shown that stars hardly ever develop by themselves. Most stars exist in binary and trinary formations. These stars are formed together at the same time so why is there only one star in our solar system? The Nemesis theory suggests that there are actually two stars in our solar system, and the second is a black dwarf. This tiny star didn’t develop as quickly as the sun and it revolves around the sun like the planets. This theory isn’t widely accepted but there is evidence of Nemesis’s existence.
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Is Nemesis Real
Beyond the planets in our solar system is something known as the Kuiper belt. Beyond this belt is the Oort cloud and this is where some scientists believe Nemesis exists. The Oort cloud is a massive collection of icy bodies that form a sphere of debris around the entire solar system. This massive cloud of debris is responsible for the comets that are constantly being hurled at the earth. The Nemesis theory says that there has to be something with an astounding amount of mass to continue hurling objects towards the sun. Otherwise, the icy bodies would simply stay at rest in the Oort cloud. While this second sun has never ben seen, there is sufficient evidence of its existence.
Further Explaining the Nemesis Theory
Stars rarely form by themselves so it stands to reason that a second star formed with the sun. Stars form by absorbing all the matter around them into a giant ball of super heated plasma. If one star develops faster, its gravitational pull will absorb all the matter, robbing the second star of the material it needs to grow. This second star then begins to revolve around the larger star and cool to a point that it can no longer absorb matter to grow. Nemesis may or not exist but one thing is certain. All comets begin at the Kuiper belt, and something massive is responsible for hurling them towards the sun.