Jan 17, 2022

Elon Musk Says All Species on Earth Will Die When the Sun Expands

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Unless we move to other planets.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said, in a tweet, that the expansion of the Sun could possibly result in the extinction of all species on the planet, making interplanetary living a necessity. While this might turn true, Musk said this in response to a paper warning about mass extinction caused by human activity.

Musk’s tweet came as an unsolicited response to a paper in Biological Reviews titled The Sixth Mass Extinction: fact, fiction or speculati… See more.

Scientists say up to 260,000 species may have gone extinct since the year 1500. Elon Musk points towards the Sun expanding in five billion years, which would kill all the species.

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