But all good things must come to an end.

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One day Earth will be inhospitable to anything resembling life as we know it.

The life on this planet likely won't cease until billions of years from now. But, depending on the vicissitudes of astrophysics, it could also happen tomorrow or anytime in between.

Here are the many ways scientists believe the Earth could die.

1) The Earth's molten core might cool.