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Astronomers have discovered a newly born "hot Jupiter" in a distant star system that's locked in a slow death spiral. It may only be a matter of time before this poor baby planet gets torn to shreds.

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.

Astronomers have discovered a newly born "hot Jupiter" in a distant star system that's locked in a slow death spiral. It may only be a matter of time before this poor baby planet gets torn to shreds.