What if a black dwarf entered the modern solar system?

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  • The discoverer would be prosecuted under the small person and none aligned colour discrimination act .

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Even an LGBTQ+ dwarf would hardly raise an eyebrow these days, so a dwarf of color would have no problems.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    We refer to those folks as "little people" OR just by their name.  AND "African-American" is the preferred nomenclature for those folks who are descended from the indigenous peoples of sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    There aren't any black dwarfs (yet).

      

    https://www.space.com/23799-black-dwarfs.html

      

    However, black dwarfs take quadrillions of years to form. At less than 14 billion years old, the universe is still too young to have created any black dwarfs.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    As far as I'm concerned any dwarf is welcome in my solar system. 

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Do you mean a black dwarf star, or is this a sick racist joke. The Universe may not be old enough for there to be ant black dwarf stars, but, assuming they exist, they would have mass and gravity and that would change the orbits of planets enough that we would probably detect IG. Dr Michael Brown and his team and a other team are still trying to visually confirm that planet 9, a super Earth, really does exist. A black dwarf star, the core of a former dwarf star , would have more mass and gravity than a super Earth. It would be just as hard to detect visually, but it would have more mass and gravity and effect the orbits of planets more.

    If this is a joke, no comment. I am not awake enough yet. I still haven't had breakfast.

  • 4 weeks ago

    The mass of a (supposed) black dwarf is roughly equal to that of the Sun

    but

    there is a LOT of space in the Solar System.

    So: "entered" is so vague as to be useless.

    For example: what if our black dwarf passed inside the orbits of Neptune and Uranus

    at an angle 90 degrees to their orbital planes

    and at a time when the planets (all of them) were on "the other side" of the Sun?

    It would have little affect.

    For example: what if it traveled along the plane of the planetary orbits

    through the Solar System

    very near to the Sun?

    It might "capture" one or more of our planets in its orbit.

    It might "lose" one or more of ITS satellites (if any) to the gravitational pull of OUR Sun.

    It might pull one or more planets into a new orbit around the Sun.

    etc.

    It might even take up orbit around the Sun.

    BUT again I say: there is a LOT of space in our Solar System.

    The chance of the thing actually impacting any major body in our Solar System is pretty miniscule.

    It would probably pass through the Solar System

    possibly causing some minor disturbances in some (or even all) of the planetary orbits

    possibly cause some major disturbances in one or more of the planetary orbits.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    depends on the angle and speed. Could hit the sun and cause a nova and destroy all inner planets. Could hit earth and destroy it. could pass thru the inner system and disrupt the orbits of the planets probably kill earth life.

    could pass thru the outer part only, disrupt the outer planets and have minor effect on earth.

    but odds are we would wind up dead.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    We’d send our best hero into space to get rid of the threat! 

    No one is mocking you, boy. If it’s a black dwarf or even a black full sized person, they need to be eliminated before they steal your bike!

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  • Dze
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    we'd give him some kentucky fried chicken ..

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