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Life on Earth has only 1.75 billion years left

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If you think that 1.75 billion years is not a lot of time, maybe there is hope after all …

Scientists have done the math, and according to their calculations, life on Earth has 1.75 billion to 3.25 billion years left to thrive.

Oh, that’s different.

And that’s if a giant asteroid or a nuclear war doesn’t finish us off first.

Or we don’t all individually die a thousand different things.

Yes, there is a big difference between 1.75 billion and 3.25 billion years, but predicting the end of life on our planet it is not an exact science, at least not yet.

Hey, that’s science-bashing! Stop it now!

To arrive at that 1.5-billion-year doomsday spread, graduate student Andrew Rushby of the University of East Anglia in Britain created two slightly different equations that estimate the length of time Earth will remain in the “habitable zone” around the sun. More.

At least they used the term “habitable zone,” and even explain it. Hey, hope.

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And that's if a giant asteroid or a nuclear war doesn't finish us off first.
I guess germ warfare would selectively target certain primates...but what are the calculations on the moon's orbit 1.75 billion years from now? Breckmin
Just think about how much nearer the end is now than it was before! Email me for your 1,750,002,013 survival package! Mung
Well, I don't know about the rest of you, but I am going to start making preparations now. Yum, 1.75 billion year old old corned beef. Mung
Thanks, link in story now fixed! News
Working link: http://news.msn.com/science-technology/life-on-earth-has-only-175-billion-years-left JGuy

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