Distant future of the Sun and Earth revisited

  title={Distant future of the Sun and Earth revisited},
  author={Klaus-Peter Schroder and Robert C. Smith},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We revisit the distant future of the Sun and the Solar system, based on stellar models computed with a thoroughly tested evolution code. For the solar giant stages, mass loss by the cool (but not dust-driven) wind is considered in detail. Using the new and well-calibrated mass-loss formula of Schroeder & Cuntz, we find that the mass lost by the Sun as a red giant branch (RGB) giant (0.332 Msun, 7.59 Gyr from now) potentially gives planet Earth a significant orbital expansion, inversely… Expand

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