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End of the world: Brian Cox's ‘catastrophic’ space warning – ‘survival is impossible’

End of the world: Brian Cox's ‘catastrophic’ space warning – ‘survival is impossible’
THE END OF THE WORLD will likely strike when the Sun enters the final stages of its life, in an event that will 'will have a catastrophic effect,' according to Professor Brian Cox.

The star at the centre of our Solar System has not changed dramatically for more than four billion years, but experts believe it is roughly halfway through its life cycle.The sphere of hot plasma is the most important source of energy for life on Earth, but experts believe in roughly five billion years, it will expire and drastically alter the cosmos.He added: “In around a billion years time, this will have a catastrophic effect on our fragile world.“In six billion years, our Sun will explode, throwing vast amounts of gas and dust into space to form a gigantic nebula.

And Prof Cox revealed how this will likely unfold during the BBC’s ‘Wonders of the Universe’ series.” But Prof Cox warned the Earth will start feeling the effects of the Sun’s changes much sooner.

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