While a bunch of existing research detect the time and possible reasons behind the destruction of our planet Earth, British physicist Stephen Hawking has claimed something new regarding the same.
According to Stephen, the dreadful time is not so far when human will be disappeared from the surface of Earth and the planet will turn into a sizzling fireball. Growing population and soaring power consumption are the main reasons which are leading our species towards annihilation. As per Hawking's claim, the tragedy is going to take place in less than 600 years.
To survive on earth for another million years, Hawking suggests human being to "boldly go where no one has gone before." The world-renowned scientist said so in a video appearance at the Tencent WE Summit in Beijing.
Hawking appealed to investors to back his plans to travel to the closest star outside the solar system, with the hope that a habitable planet might be orbiting it, The Sun reported. Alpha Centauri is one of the closest stars to our solar system, located four billion light-years away.
Scientists believe that it may host planets that could foster life, just like earth. Hawking is backing Breakthrough Starshot, a venture to reach this system within two decades using a tiny aircraft that could travel at the speed of light.
"Such a system could reach Mars in less than an hour, or reach Pluto in days, pass Voyager in under a week and reach Alpha Centauri in just over 20 years," PTI quoted Hawking as saying.
(With PTI inputs)