How Will The World End?

How Will The World End?

It's a question that's preoccupied scientists, movie directors, and doomsday cults alike. As it turns out, we have some pretty good guesses as to what will destroy our planet-and, in time, even the universe. Sift through some apocalyptic scenarios and try not to panic.


Key Facts In This Video

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    Breaking apart Earth would take as much solar energy as the Earth receives over 40 million years. (0:30)

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    To destroy Earth, the largest known asteroid would have to hit the planet at 700 km/s. (2:06)

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    In 100 billion to a few trillion years from now, the expansion of the universe might affect smaller-scale objects, such as planets. (5:43)


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