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The Sun is slowly losing mass as it ages, weakening its grip on the planets
Description: The Sun is losing its gravitational lock on the solar system, new research has found. The planets in our solar system are expanding their orbits, according to a team of scientists. This drift is caused by the Sun slowly losing mass as it ages, which weakens its gravitational pull. The researchers studied Mercury's orbit to indirectly measure the amount of mass our star lost. [Source: ZME Science]
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Source: ZME Science
Publish Date: 1/22/2018
Reading Level: Basic
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