People have always been obsessed with finding out what comes after death, and some have gone as far as calculating the end of the world as we know it. Previously, people thought the world would end on December 12, 2012, according to the Mayan Calendar. However, this time has long passed, and humanity is still here.
Several other predictions turned out as hoaxes, granted they were from unreliable sources. But, as the interest in this topic grows, large institutions are now trying their hand at predicting the end of the world.
Among these institutions is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It carried out over 400 computer simulations to determine the date of death of all life on Earth. And the results say that in 1,000,002,021 years, the Earth will be completely uninhabitable and swallowed by the Sun.
In these simulations, scientists tried to find out when solar radiation would destroy the atmosphere of the Earth. Of course, several factors shifted the date in their simulations, but given the consistencies shown by most of the results, they are certain that the Earth will cease to exist around this deadline.
However, several factors can affect this deadline that the scientists failed to consider. After all, the future of human existence is not set in stone. As long as humanity continues going about its ways, the deadline will continue to shift as its activities impact the environment.
Given the current state of the world, scientists believe that waiting for this 1 billion year deadline is unnecessary. Humanity cannot feel completely safe on Earth anymore, and it needs to act collectively and radically to save civilization from destruction. And finding a way to secure its survival is necessary.
Despite these uncertainties the future will bring, experts are sure that we need to look for a new planet to exist. As for now, we don’t have a definite solution that will take humanity to a new and healthier frontier. But, with the 1 billion year-long deadline ahead of us, experts are certain that a way to save life on Earth will be found.