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The fate of planet Earth

Do you think the Earth will last forever?

When the sun turns into a big bright red giant do you think it will swallow up the earth?

Obviously it could melt and evaporate all the oceans etc, but the planet might survive, even if most of us dont.

Colonising other planets is an idea, but it would only save us, not our planet.

Do you think our planet is on borrowed time, or it will last forever?

Will a commet eventually get it if nothing else does?

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Science has already answered that.
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\_/. Won't happen for billions of years.

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I just hope your mustache, preserved in museums up to that point, will be floating in outer space, unharmed and unchanged from its pristine form.

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the earth will be completely destroyed after a few billions of years. however, you sound like humans will still exist at this point. humans won't exist anymore when this is happening.

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Do you think the Earth will last forever?

When the sun turns into a big bright red giant do you think it will swallow up the earth?

Obviously it could melt and evaporate all the oceans etc, but the planet might survive, even if most of us dont.

Colonising other planets is an idea, but it would only save us, not our planet.

Do you think our planet is on borrowed time, or it will last forever?

Will a commet eventually get it if nothing else does?
If nature is allowed to run its course, they yes, the Sun will swallow the Earth and that will be it, I don't think anything useful will remain.

However, a civilization few billions years old should be advanced enough to do something about it, long before that happens

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We will surely have colonized other planets by the time the sun swallows the Earth. The real question is what the ultimate fate of the universe is.

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We will surely have colonized other planets by the time the sun swallows the Earth. The real question is what the ultimate fate of the universe is.

“There’s so many athletes, tennis players around the world,” he continued, trying to put his life into some kind of perspective, “they want to be the best in what they do. They want to succeed. Many of them, they don’t succeed in the end. I’m fortunate to have this opportunity and succeed.”
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Do you think the Earth will last forever?

When the sun turns into a big bright red giant do you think it will swallow up the earth?

Obviously it could melt and evaporate all the oceans etc, but the planet might survive, even if most of us dont.

Colonising other planets is an idea, but it would only save us, not our planet.

Do you think our planet is on borrowed time, or it will last forever?

Will a commet eventually get it if nothing else does?
A better question is, what will the fate of the universe be? I don't know, there are some interesting possibilities for that question.

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This is, by far, the worst thing I've ever written on this forum, but my opinion about this matter is exactly the same as Bilbo's. :questionssanity:
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We will surely have colonized other planets by the time the sun swallows the Earth. The real question is what the ultimate fate of the universe is.
If we haven't destroyed ourselves and the planet before then, yes.
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I don't think we will colonize others planets. Others habitable planets are too distant.
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If we haven't destroyed ourselves and the planet before then, yes.
Part of me wishes we do, so we don't have a chance to exploit and destroy other planets.
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Mankind days are numbered.

In a few decades machines are taking over, whipe us from the face of the planet and engage in interplanetarian conquest.
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It's even questionable whether planet Earth will even be able to survive its current severe infection with homo sapiens...

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