The sun is not going to explode tomorrow. According to scientists, it’s probably not going to explode for another 5 billion years, give or take a couple hundred million years. But what if the sun did explode tomorrow? What would it do to our planet? Is there any way humanity could possibly survive? Would it look like an action-packed post-apocalyptic movie?
For the last four years, the folks at What If have been answering wild hypothetical questions like this in some of the coolest science videos on the web, amassing a following of some 25 million people. Now, fans of this award-winning video series will be able to enjoy What If's epic journeys of imagination in a whole new way! Say hello to What If 100, a collection of What If's most popular episodes... in book form!
Of course, What If the Sun Exploded Tomorrow? is just one of 100 different hypothetical questions addressed in the new What If 100 book. Other fascinating hypotheticals include: What if we terraformed the moon? What if we could open a portal into a parallel universe? What if plastic was never invented? What if aliens arrived tomorrow? What if all the world’s ice melted? And so many more.
The What If 100 book is specifically designed to get people excited about science and to encourage creative new ways of thinking about 21st century problems. It also happens to be loaded with tons of cool facts you can use to impress your friends, and it features a forward from renowned theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. So if you’re looking for the perfect gift for the science-lover in your life, you just found it! The digital version of What If 100 is currently available now, and the hardcover version is available for pre-order.