12th November 2019
2032 – Transit of Mercury
A transit of Mercury occurs on 13th November 2032.
29th October 2019
2022 – VIPER mission to the lunar south pole
VIPER is a NASA rover that explores the Moon's south pole in December 2022, looking for water resources.
5th October 2019
2029 – Increased automation of banking
By 2029, new technology has eliminated more than 10% of staff in the banking sector.
15th September 2019
2069 – Underground habitats are commonplace
By the mid-21st century, severe climate change gripped much of the world. Underground habitats are one form of refuge becoming relatively commonplace in the late 2060s.
23rd August 2019
2029 – Close approach of the near-Earth asteroid Apophis
On 13th April 2029, the asteroid Apophis passes within 31,000 km of Earth – 10 times closer than the Moon, and even closer than some man-made satellites.
18th August 2019
2048 – Bionic eyes are perfected
By the late 2040s, visual prostheses can match the quality of a real human eye.
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