Jakarta , Doomsday Often associated with the collision of a very large asteroid or comet, which would kill many or all creatures on Earth.
Compiled from ScienceFocus, Wednesday (20/7/2022), but the collision of an asteroid or comet with Earth is not considered to have the energy to destroy Earth.
This was given by Dr Alastair Gunn, radio astronomy expert at the Jodrell Banks Center for Astrophysics, University of Manchester. In fact, a powerful supernova explosion would not even occur in a few light years.
However, orbital instability in the Solar System could eventually lead to a catastrophic collision between Earth and one of the other terrestrial planets – Mercury, Venus or Mars.
However, according to Alastair, the probability of this happening in the next five billion years is only one percent.
So, what is the most likely scenario for a complete destruction of Earth or an apocalypse? Swallowed by the Sun as it turns into a ‘red giant’ star.
When the Sun’s thermonuclear fuel, hydrogen, is depleted in its core, its outer shell will begin to expand. At this stage of evolution, the Sun will lose a significant amount of mass, which means that Earth’s orbit will also expand.