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Wed Apr 12, 2023, 08:56 PM

The End of the World as We Know It': NASA Researchers Determine When the Sun Will Destroy Earth

Space is the final frontier - the next great adventure awaiting human exploration. The popularization of space travel by billionaire adventurers has reintroduced a mass interest in space that has not been seen since the 1960s and '70s with NASAís Apollo missions.

But as exciting as space travel is, it may be a necessity for the survival of the human race. Researchers working with NASA have determined when the sun will burn off the oxygen in Earthís atmosphere, ending all life on Earth.

Donít panic. We still have until the year 1,000,002,021.

The end of the world

Oxygen is essential for life here on Earth. However, the atmosphere has been harmed by the sunís radiation and exacerbated by human damage, particularly in the form of greenhouse gases. In a research paper published in 2021, scientists determined that all life on Earth would cease to exist following the mass deoxygenation of the planet.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/it-s-the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it-nasa-researchers-determine-when-the-sun-will-destroy-earth/ar-AA19JOFG

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Reply The End of the World as We Know It': NASA Researchers Determine When the Sun Will Destroy Earth (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 12 OP
Shellback Squid Apr 12 #1
ITAL Apr 12 #2
ironflange Apr 12 #3
Effete Snob Apr 12 #4
BootinUp Apr 12 #5
WheelWalker Apr 12 #6
ThoughtCriminal Apr 12 #7
roamer65 Apr 12 #8
Laffy Kat Apr 12 #9
Solly Mack Apr 12 #10
Deuxcents Apr 12 #11
ITAL Apr 12 #16
Deuxcents Apr 13 #17
mn9driver Apr 12 #12
JoeOtterbein Apr 12 #13
MFM008 Apr 12 #14
lpbk2713 Apr 12 #15
WarGamer Apr 13 #18
UTUSN Apr 13 #19

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 12, 2023, 09:04 PM

1. very early organisms abhorred oxygen, we still have organisms that don't favor oxygen

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 12, 2023, 09:07 PM

2. Actually surprised it's that soon

I think I remember reading the Earth would be okay until the Sun goes into a Red Giant phase, and they didn't think that would be for 2-4 billion more years. This is only a single billion.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 12, 2023, 09:07 PM

3. Better get your affairs in order, folks!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 12, 2023, 09:15 PM

4. Fuck, I extended my car warranty past that

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 12, 2023, 09:23 PM

5. Can we get more accurate weather forecasts next? nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 12, 2023, 09:25 PM

6. Well then...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 12, 2023, 09:30 PM

7. Not on a Friday!

But I'm cool with Mondays or Tuesdays.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 12, 2023, 09:33 PM

8. The Earth's life could be extended by moving its orbit.

But eventually the red giant Sol will get it when it blows off itís outer layers and becomes a white dwarf.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moving_Earth

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 12, 2023, 09:36 PM

9. Bring it.

I'm ready.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 12, 2023, 09:43 PM

10. I wouldn't mind living long enough to hop a shuttle to another world.

I was born way too soon.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 12, 2023, 10:12 PM

11. I'm not worrying about the sun. It's the humans that are destroying our Earth that worry me.

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Response to Deuxcents (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 12, 2023, 11:27 PM

16. Life will live on after humans are gone

No matter what we do to screw it up, the Earth has a way of renewing itself. It may take a few million years, but there will be animals scurrying around until the Sun starts going nuts.

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Response to ITAL (Reply #16)

Thu Apr 13, 2023, 12:13 AM

17. 🤗

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 12, 2023, 10:32 PM

12. A lot can happen in a billion years.

I doubt the human species will last anywhere near that long.

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Response to mn9driver (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 12, 2023, 10:43 PM

13. +1 nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 12, 2023, 11:22 PM

14. Sad to think of

It was such a a beautiful place.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 12, 2023, 11:24 PM

15. We'll find a way to kill ourselves long before then.



And we are working on it right now.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 13, 2023, 12:16 AM

18. Between nukes and disease...

I doubt if we hit 2100.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 13, 2023, 12:24 AM

19. HooKay, so "billion year timeline" lets my 76 years play out. K.

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