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View of Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the moon.

Everything that has a beginning has an end. But the earth will last for a very long time, and its end will come billions of years after anyone who is alive here now is gone.

Shichun Huang, an associate professor of earth and planetary sciences, studies the insides of the earth and answered the question “Will the earth last forever?” for The Conversation’s Curious Kids series. Read the full article on The Conversation.

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