There's a haunting thought that crosses everyone's mind at one point or another: "How will the world end?" Then, we often follow that thought with, "When will it end?" There's some comfort in knowing that human extinction will likely be billions of years after our lifetimes, but there's still an unsettling feeling of knowing the planet we live on will one day cease to exist.
Many scenarios for life on Earth ending are far out of our control. There's so much that we don't know about space, the planets, and the universe, and many dreaded fates for this planet seem impossible to predict. Even though there's not much each individual can do at the moment, we can continue to live life to the fullest while still being a little curious about the planet's fate.
If you've ever wondered, "How will the Earth end?" then you're not alone. Scientists have come up with so many theories for the end of the world, and we've had a few close calls over the years. But luckily, most of the hypothesized events won't occur for several billion years.
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We Could Blow Ourselves Up With Nuclear Weapons And Then Bring About A Nuclear Winter
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An Asteroid Could Hit The Earth
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An Eruption From A Supervolcano Could Be Large Enough To Destroy Life On Earth
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A 10-Second Gamma-Ray Burst Could Set Off A Mass Extinction
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Humans May Go Extinct As Part Of A Mass Ecological Collapse
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The Earth Could Be Engulfed By The Sun