Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday February 28, 2016

The Universe Could End In 2.8 Billion Years

This is just a heads up so you guys can get your things in order in time before the universe rips itself apart.

Observations of stars and galaxies indicate that the universe is expanding, and at an increasing rate. Assuming that acceleration stays constant, eventually the stars will die out, everything will drift apart, and the universe will cool into an eternal "heat death". But that’s not the only possibility. The acceleration is thought to be due to dark energy, mysterious stuff that permeates the entire universe. If the total amount of dark energy is increasing, the acceleration will also increase, eventually to the point where the very fabric of space-time tears itself apart and the cosmos pops out of existence.