In 3.5 billion years the sun will shine almost 40 per cent brighter, which will boil Earth’s oceans, melt its ice caps, and strip all of the moisture from its atmosphere. Photo: Kevin Gill

The sun will destroy Earth a lot sooner than you might think

The sun will expand so its atmosphere stretches out to Mars’ current orbit, swallowing Mercury and Venus

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In 3.5 billion years the sun will shine almost 40 per cent brighter, which will boil Earth’s oceans, melt its ice caps, and strip all of the moisture from its atmosphere. Photo: Kevin Gill
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