Includes bibliographical references (page 78) and index.
Asteroid hit -- Comet swarm collision -- Thrown out of the solar system -- Supernova explosion -- Swallowed by a black hole -- End of the sun -- That dreaded alien invasion! -- The end ... or just the beginning? -- In the studio with David Aguilar -- Keep exploring!
In the vast realm of outer space, accidents happen all the time. Things bump into each other. Stars blow up. Space rocks smash into planets. Black holes gobble up everything in their path. The sun is burning out. A comet swarm is bearing down. Any of this could change -- or even eliminate -- life on a planet like Earth. Countdown to cosmic catastrophes! From asteroid hit to alien invasion, astronomer David Aguilar builds the scientific case for seven extreme events that could impact Earth. (Though not as we know it: most of these catastrophes are way down the cosmic line ... we hope!).