Space is a mysterious place full of bizarre beauty. Despite its wondrous nature, it can prove to be deadly in specific, yet surprisingly common, circumstances. Anyone exploring the universe faces a variety of ways to die in outer space, thanks to the inhospitable nature of the endless vacuum of the void. Everything from solar radiation to a lack of oxygen can spell doom for astronauts. However, you don’t have to travel away from the planet in a rocket to be susceptible to many dangers our galaxy has to offer.
Scientists who have looked at just how space could kill us all have found plenty of different methods of destruction. Planets are constantly being swallowed by exploding stars, while black holes are capable of sucking anything that gets close enough into oblivion. There are even bizarre things you didn't know about outer space that include weird weather or other phenomena that could easily wipe out humanity under the right circumstances. Unfortunately, there’s basically nothing we can do to protect against these threats, other than hope they never happen near Earth.
Gamma Ray Bursts Could Destroy All Technology
Hypervelocity Stars Could Pull Earth Out Of Orbit, Or Crash Into It
Solar Flares Could Cause Geomagnetic Storms And Wipe Out Electrical Currents
Galactic Cannibalism Could Swallow Us Up Whole
Rogue Black Holes Could Suck Up Earth And Eviscerate It
The Big Rip Could Shred Everything Up At The Molecular Level