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The Most Horrifying Ways The Earth Could Die According The Most Popular Theories

2) The sun could start to die and expand.

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The sun, and our position relative to it, is perhaps the most important piece of our tenuous existence.

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But the sun is still a star. And stars die.

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Right now, the sun is midway through life, steadily converting hydrogen into helium through fusion.

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That won’t last forever, though. Billions of years from now the sun will run low on hydrogen and start fusing helium.

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Source: The Conversation

It’s a more energetic reaction and will push the sun’s layers outward, and possibly start pulling the Earth toward the sun.

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Sources: Cornell, Scientific American

We’d be incinerated and then vaporized.

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Sources: Scientific American

That or the sun’s expansion would push the Earth out of orbit. It’d die frozen as a rogue planet, untethered to any star and drifting through the void.

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Source: The Conversation

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