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For an object that could one day smash our world to bits, the star has a pretty dull name: ‘Gliese 710’. Most people probably have never heard of the thing. But that will change over time, as Gl-710 gets nearer. And nearer, and nearer. You see, Gliese 710 is rushing straight towards us, at the breathtaking speed of 50,400 kilometers per hour – almost fifty times the speed of sound.
Gladly, we’ll have 1,4 million years before catastrophe strikes
Alright, so accidents happen. But the accident that happened today is a rather awful one. Scientists triggered the end of the Universe. By mistake, that is.
Unfortunately, the oddballs were right. Today, during an experiment in high-energy physics, the inconceivable happened. The experiment triggered what scientists call a quantum vacuum collapse. And one second later, the dreaded phenomenon has wiped out all matter on the planet. The world with everything and everyone on it has simply ceased to exist.