Earth Out of Orbit • 2016 • episode "S1E8" • Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End

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What if the Earth was pulled out of its orbit and sent on a collision course into the Sun? Earth's deadly fall triggers massive hurricanes, sandstorms and a heat wave that kills every last person.

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