A new study indicates that stars including the sun that are currently burning in the Universe, will burst the asteroid belt in about 5 to 6 billion years. A computer modeling indicates electromagnetic radiation as a major factor for this mass destruction and linked it with the Yarkovsky-O’Keefe-Radzievskii-Paddack (YORP) effect, which occurs when the heat of a star changes the rotation of a small Solar System object. These radiations produce a tiny amount of pressure over a short period and cause an asteroid to spin. The YORP effect can destroy asteroids larger than 200 meters by constantly spinning them. The continuous observations of white dwarfs also suggest similar outcomes by providing evidence of metals from asteroid guts in their spectra.
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