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How long until the Sun turns into a black dwarf? How long before the Earth is destroyed? Don’t lose too much sleep over these questions, because the human race will be extinct millions of years before anyone has to worry about such cosmic calamities. That is, if we’re not knocked out by a colossal asteroid first.

Explore the Far Future, based on data from NASA, Nature and climate experts The Potsdam Institute.

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NASA, Dutch (2006), Archer & Brovkin (2008), Potsdam Institute, Britannica, Nature, The Geological Society, Bobylev (2010), Scientific American, Wikipedia


Concept: David McCandless

Design: David McCandless & Paul Butt

Research: Miriam QuickElla Hollowood

Additional design: Fabio Bergamaschi


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