Wikifying the deep future

Here’s a dizzying, fun looking into the deep future from Wikipedia, their page called Timeline of the far future.
Far and deep indeed:

Key.svg Years from now Event
Five Pointed Star Solid.svg 36,000 Ross 248 passes within 3.024 light years of Earth, becoming the closest star to the Sun.[3]
Five Pointed Star Solid.svg 42,000 Alpha Centauri becomes the nearest star system to the Sun once more.[3]
Noun project 528.svg 50,000 According to the work of Burger and Loutre,[4] at this time the current interglacial ends, sending the Earth back into an ice age, assuming limited effects of anthropogenic global warming.Niagara Falls erodes away the remaining 20 miles to Lake Erie and ceases to exist.[5]
Five Pointed Star Solid.svg 50,000 Because of tidal acceleration, the astronomical day will now be about 86,401 SI seconds. Under the present day timekeeping system, a leap second will need to be added to the clock every day.[6]
Five Pointed Star Solid.svg 100,000 Proper motion (the movement of stars through the galaxy) will render the constellations unrecognisable.[7]The hypergiant star VY Canis Majoris will have likely exploded in a hypernova.[8]
Noun project 528.svg 250,000 Lo’ihi, the youngest volcano in the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain, will rise above the surface of the ocean and become a new volcanic island.[9]

…and that’s just the short-range stuff.

(via Hacker News)

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