|An artist rendering of Kepler-62e|
And of course with my twisted mind doing its thing, it made me think of our own extinction event.
We all read the textbooks and watched documentaries from Discovery Channel: that the sun will one day start to expand and be a red giant and will eat up our home planet and eventually killing every living thing in it. In science fiction novels and movies though, humans are particularly successful in escaping planet earth and colonizing other planets. "After Earth" is an upcoming movie that has that exact same plot.