The Sun is dying, and getting hotter as it does. As life on Earth becomes unsustainable, could we move to Mars?
- The Sun will die in approximately 5 billion years.
- As the Sun ages, it will get hotter, making Earth inhospitable in approximately 2 billion years.
- As the Sun gets hotter, Mars will begin to thaw, resulting in rivers, lakes and oceans.
- In 2 billion years, humans may be forced to abandon Earth and move to Mars.
We have yet to find alien life on Mars.
But one day, in about 2 billion years, human beings may call the red planet home.
Earth will no longer be able to support life.
Dr Chris McKay, NASA Ames Research Center - "I think thinking about the planets, and the Sun and the ...
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