Timeline of the Far Future

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. Why? Because photosynthesis will not be possible in 800 million years, ending all life. If we’re not annihilated by a colossal asteroid first.

Explore this future timeline, based on data from NASA, Nature and climate experts The Potsdam Institute.

» See the data for even more detail.

Last update: Jun 2022

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