What would happen to the Earth if the moon exploded

¬†Neal Stephenson’s 2015 sci-fi novel “Seveneves” begins with, “The moon blew up with no warning and no apparent reason.” It turns out that scientists think his ideas of what might happen next are plausible — and those results don’t look good for anyone living on Earth.

 Additional animation by Rob Ludacer. Additional video courtesy of NASA.

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