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Earth is Remarkably Safe from Cosmic Catastrophe

By Editor 19 July 2017

Researchers have recently conducted a study that suggest a cosmic catastrophe would have to be extremely bad for it to destroy life on Earth. Joshua Winn, a Princeton-based exoplanets expert, stated, “They’ve taken a grand question — how resilient is life? — and turned 9it0 into a well-posed calculation, by focusing on the energy required to boil Earth’s oceans. It’s an awful lot of energy.” They do not believe the average asteroid would heat up the planet enough to boil through all of Earth’s water.