• Rogue Planet Earth

    Rogue Planet Earth

    One thing that isn’t too often thought about regarding the end of the earth is that getting baked or even swallowed by the sun are not the only possibilities. In previous articles, I’ve read of the possibilities of what we might do to prevent earth’s end billions of years from now if we’re still around. But if we aren’t, or choose not to save the earth, there is one possibility that has a particularly interesting potential outcome in the far future. In a 2000 paper by Greg Laughlin and Fred C. Adams report that there is a chance, albeit a diminishing small one, that a passing star could gravitationally disrupt…