There are lots of things visible in the night sky when you see through a telescope. There you’ll see plenty of neat things such as lots of distant stars which are included in them, but there is something that is hidden between two of them and that could pose a threat if we ever decided to leave our solar system. A new study was done and which suggests that space which is interstellar is actually full of tiny particles of gross, greasy goop that could threaten the future deep space missions.
The space between the stars is filled with the variety of material this is the thought of the scientists. “dust” i.e, space is filled and made up of a number of different things, which may include greasy carbon-based molecules, and this current round of research deal a guess as to absolutely how much there is. Spoiler: It’s a lot.
The research was focused on how the greasy carbon compounds form, which was published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The conditions were recreated by the scientist under which they believe that the compounds are expelled from carbon stars, which they discovered for the every million hydrogen atoms created, with them approx. 100 atoms of carbon goop come along.
“Because then we have it in our hands, we were able to use a variety of techniques to figure out how strongly that greasy carbon absorbs light,” Schmidt told the ABC.
“And we can then tell you how much carbon there is in the line of sight to different stars, and then that gives us a picture of how much carbon there is in space in total.”
While applying that ratio on a heavenly scale, the figure was given by the researches which they consider for i.e, 40 billion trillion metric tons of greasy, dirty goop is floating around between the stars of just the Milky Way. That’s about the whole lot of space dirt which have to deal with it and if humanity ever masters the art of underselling travel, and it could build upon the exterior of the spacecraft and basically hinder progress.
You might be admiring, “why we can even see distant stars if there’s so much junk in outer space”? and the answer is here and very simple ” Space dust is really just a fine mist of particles, some of which is this greasy carbon goop, but it’s so thin that it doesn’t dramatically affect our ability to see light from distant objects., especially in the massive distances between many celestial bodies, which leads to the huge figure the scientists came up with those fine particles can really add up.”