Space is an incredibly inhospitable place, even for a species as technologically advanced as our own. The human body cannot last long without the basics of life: oxygen, water, food and warmth.

However, humans back on earth are not free of the risks of space. The are a number of possible space apocalypses which might besiege Earth in the not so distant future.

These apocalypses range from alien plagues to rogue black holes. There are some which we shouldn’t worry to much about but there are others that might lead to our extinction.

We put together this helpful space apocalypse infographic to help illustrate the possibilities.

Full Source List: Nick Bostrom Existential Risks (2002), Graphics by:, Wikipedia Global Catastrophic Risk, BBC Asteroids Are Not the Only Threat to Life From Space (2016), BBC Apocalypse When (2015)