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Weather can get pretty rough here on Earth, but there's a rocky exoplanet located about 40 light-years away that features some of the most extreme temperature fluctuations ever seen by astronomers -- reaching temperatures so high that lava flows directly on the surface.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Weather can get pretty rough here on Earth, but there's a rocky exoplanet located about 40 light-years away that features some of the most extreme temperature fluctuations ever seen by astronomers -- reaching temperatures so high that lava flows directly on the surface.