~50,000 years from now the Earth will enter a new Glacial period
In their paper, the authors consider an example with w = −1.5, H0 = 70 km/s/Mpc and Ωm = 0.3, in which case the end of the universe is approximately 22 billion years from the present. This is not considered a prediction, but a hypothetical example.
Presumably this would be an average expected time. But it only has to happen once. Once history repeats, it'll be stuck in a loop of exactly that length.
As the crust continues to stretch, the North American Plate will eventually be divided into two pieces, and a new ocean will form in between them. In other words, the state of California moves away from Colorado, (roughly "stable" North America) at approximately 1 centimeter per year.
I am sorta sorry that I will not be around to see this. . .
" ... Sometimes the arm of Skarl grows weary; but still he beateth his drum, that the gods may do the work of the gods, and the worlds go on, for if he cease for an instant then Mana-Yood-Sushai will start awake, and there will be worlds nor gods no more.
But, when at the last the arm of Skarl shall cease to beat his drum, silence shall startle Pegāna like thunder in a cave, and Mana-Yood-Sushai shall cease to rest.
Then shall Skarl put his drum upon his back and walk forth into the void beyond the worlds, because it is THE END, and the work of Skarl is over.
There there may arise some other god whom Skarl may serve, or it may be that he shall perish; but to Skarl it shall matter not, for he shall have done the work of Skarl."
—Lord Dunsany, The Gods of Pegāna
~20,000,000,000 years from now the Universe effectively dies due to The Big Rip.
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