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mass extinction

Timeline of the Future of Our Universe: Part 1. The Near Future

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Asteroid impacts, cosmic collisions, the death throes of hypergiant stars, and mass extinction. See what the universe has in store for our solar system and how it will impact our Pale Blue Dot. Sources: Ross 248: http://www.hawaiilibrary.net/articles/ross_248 VY Canis Majoris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBjYA5rtUzk Betelgeuse: http://news.discovery.com/space/betelgeuse-probably-wont-explode-in-2012.htm Gilese 710 http://news.discovery.com/space/astronomy/star-predicted-to-slam-through-the-solar-system.htm Mars: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Mar_Phobos Mass extinction: http://www.tulane.edu/~sanelson/Natural_Disasters/impacts.htm Images: Nearly all images come from NASA/ESA/WikiMedia Commons. However, if you feel that an image has been used in error, please don't hesitate to contact us. Host: Jolene Creighton Follow at: @jolene723