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businessinsider.com - 10 days ago

The terrifying way our universe will end — and when

Our universe is racing toward its destruction as we speak.
The end is not going to be especially pleasant, but when that end will happen is still a point of contention amongst cosmologists. Following is a transcript of the video: Everything has a beginning and an end — including our universe. But what will the end of everything we know look like, and when will it happen? Let’s start with the area we know best — our Solar System. One billion years from now the sun will be 10% brighter than it is today This will raise the surface temperature on Earth, causing oceans to evaporate faster, and extinguishing most, if not all, life on Earth. No one will be around to witness our next big event in 4 to 5 billion years. Right now, the Milky Way galaxy is locked in a gravitational dance with a nearby galaxy called Andromeda.
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