Timeline of the far future (Credit: Science Photo Library)

Timeline of the far future

What do we expect will happen in one thousand years time? Or one million years? Or even one billion? As our amazing timeline shows, there may be trouble ahead.

First, we brought you a prediction of the forthcoming year. Then we brought you a timeline of the near future, revealing what could happen up to around 100 years time. But here’s our most ambitious set of predictions yet – from what could happen in one thousand years time to one hundred quintillion years (that’s 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 years). As the song says, there may be trouble ahead...

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Update: As reader Katja Lindblom points on Twitter, the Arecibo message might not reach M13. The message was sent towards the area of space M13 occupied in 1974, but in 25,000 years time it will have moved.