Through The Static

April 30, 2008

The End of Everything

Filed under: Science — disciplepete @ 11:20 am

This article talks about the end of human life, the end of our planet, the sun, the Milky Way, stars, and the universe. It’s based on the projections of scientists. Some of the projections seem more legit than others; the argument about human life ending in 10,000 years isn’t well supported. Also, it seems kinda crazy to place too much faith in predictions of what’s gonna happen in 10 to the 100th power years. But I can roll with some of this, and it’s interesting stuff to consider. Here’s some highlights…from Universe Today:

End of Life – 500 million years – 5 billion years
We thank the Sun for giving us energy. Without it, there’d be no life on Earth. It’s ironic, then, that the Sun will eventually kill all life on Earth.

That’s because the Sun is slowly heating up…In as soon as 500 million years, temperatures on Earth will rise to the point that most of the world will be a desert. The largest creatures won’t be able to survive anywhere but the relatively cooler poles…

…Finally, it’ll be so hot on the surface of the Earth that the oceans will boil away. There’ll be no place to hide from the terrible temperatures. Only the organisms that live deep underground will survive, as they have already for billions of years…

End of the Earth – 7.5 billion years
In approximately 5 billion years from now, the Sun will begin the final stage of its life, consuming the last of its hydrogen fuel supply. At that point, gravity will force the Sun to collapse, and only a small amount of hydrogen will remain in a shell wrapped around the star’s core. It will then expand into a red giant star, consuming each of the inner planets: first Mercury, then Venus, and finally encompassing even the orbit of Earth…

…Whatever the outcome, the Earth will be scorched to a cinder, and effectively destroyed, 5 billion years from now.

You get the picture…check  out the article, it keeps going all the way to describing the “end of everything.” It’s ASTRONUTS!!

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2 Comments »

  1. Um… I’ll be letting disciplepete via my lawyer know that the use of the term “AstroNUTS” is verging on copyright infringement.

    ::palm up::

    i expect royalties, dear colleague. royalties.

    Comment by bobbleheadedbob — April 30, 2008 @ 2:42 pm | Reply

  2. Jeez…I was using that term as a tip of the cap to you, now you’re accusing me of copyright infringement? I’m gonna take ur ass to court for defaming me. I’m gonna sue you for $10 million…but we can settle out of court right now for $20.

    Comment by disciplepete — April 30, 2008 @ 2:59 pm | Reply


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